Novak Djokovic year-end No. 1 trophy ATP Finals 2020

‘Novak Djokovic has had maybe his best season ever,’ claims legend

Former World number one Andy Roddick believes that Novak Djokovic is “arguably playing the best tennis of his career” at the age of 34 years old.

Djokovic has enjoyed a stellar season so far winning three of the four Grand Slams, as well as claiming a record-breaking 37th Paris Masters title and seventh Year-End number one title.

The 20-time Grand Slam winner also came agonisingly close to winning a Calendar Slam and being the first male player ever to complete a Golden Slam. Djokovic lost to Daniil Medvedev in the US Open final and Alexander Zverev at the rescheduled 2020 Tokyo Olympics to end these hopes.

The Serbian World number one is also currently competing for a record-equalling sixth ATP Finals title, which would put him level with Roger Federer who has won six Finals titles.

Djokovic has already progressed to the semi-finals of this year’s season-concluding event in Turin, Italy after securing wins over fifth ranked Andrey Rublev and eighth ranked Casper Ruud.

Speaking on Tennis Channel Live with Pam Shriver, Andy Roddick thinks that “he (Novak Djokovic) knows that he is arguably playing the best tennis of his career, now (at the age of 34). This might have been his best season ever.

“We treated him getting beat in a Grand Slam final like it was the biggest upset in history.

“[But] he lost to the number two player in the world [Daniil Medvedev] after winning three slams [the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon].

“That’s the level we expect from him now, where he’s not allowed to lose to anyone.”

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