‘Novak Djokovic could win five or six Slams in a row’, claims renowned analyst
Novak Djokovic could extend his streak of consecutive Grand Slam titles won into next year, according to a respected analyst and top former pro.
Greg Rusedski – runner-up at the 1997 US Open – also believes completing the Calendar Grand Slam would be an “extraordinary” achievement for the Serbian.
World number one Djokovic is aiming to become the first man since Rod Laver in 1969 to claim all four major crowns in one season by winning the 2021 US Open.
The 34-year-old can also break the men’s record for most Grand Slam titles won this fortnight – as he currently sits level on 20 with great rivals Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
“(On the Calendar Slam) Federer hasn’t done it, Nadal hasn’t done it. Rod Laver was last to do it in 1969, and also when Rod did it – three of the surfaces were grass and one was clay,” Rusedski told Express Sport.
“So for him [Djokovic] to do it in the same year is extraordinary. Plus, he breaks the record of most Slams in the men’s game, and then he goes to his favourite Grand Slam in Australia – so he could go five, or even six [Slams] in a row.”
Former world number four Rusedski won 15 ATP singles titles during his career before his 2007 retirement.
Djokovic will face world number 121 Tallon Griekspoor in the second round at Flushing Meadows today. He downed 18-year-old Danish qualifier Holger Rune in four sets in the opening round.
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