Coach Goran Ivanisevic thinks Novak Djokovic is the greatest player of all time and he has tipped the Serb to break Roger Federer’s all-time Grand Slam record. Djokovic, 33, is currently ranked at No. 1 in the world and he has won 17 Grand Slam titles throughout his career.
But Djokovic is three Grand Slam titles shy from equaling Federer’s Grand Slam record of 20 Grand Slam titles. The 38-year-old Swiss hasn’t won a Grand Slam title since Wimbledon 2017, while Djokovic has won six Majors since 2018.
“(The greatest) Serbian (player of all time)? Well, the man is the greatest (tennis player) of all time and soon he will break Federer’s (record of) 20 (Grand Slam titles) and prove what the smart already know,” Ivanisevic told Mondo.
Djokovic, who beat Federer en route to winning this year’s Australian Open, has made it clear multiple times that his goal is to break the all time Grand Slam record. Also, Djokovic is currently the third on the list with most weeks spent as the world No.
1 — the record holds Federer. The 33-year-old Serb also wants to break that record.
Goran Ivanisevic believes he is greatest Croatian tennis player ever
Ivanisevic, a former world No. 2, claimed the biggest title of his career in 2001 when he made it all the way at Wimbledon.
During his successful career, the Croatian claimed a total of 22 ATP titles in singles. When asked who is the greatest Croatian tennis player of all time, Ivanisevic replied: “Well, I am.” Ivanisevic also spoke about Zadar being chosen as the city to host the Adria Tour event in Croatia.
Ivanisevic, who was born in Split, thinks Zadar is a basketball city and his hometown is a tennis city. Ivanisevic, Mario Ancic, Nikola Pilic and Zeljko Franulovic were all born in the same neighborhood. “Well, Zadar has always been a basketball city,” Ivanisevic said.
“That’s why I’m mad at my people.” The Adria Tour event in Zadar will take place over this weekend. “I envy the people of Zadar, it’s not a small thing… They know very well who is coming to them, plus Marin and Borna will be there, it will be great,” Ivanisevic said. Goran Ivanisevic hopes the Adria Tour event in Zadar will help promote Croatia in a positive way.