Andy Murray impressed by Djokovic's consistency: It's up to the youngsters to improve

"He proved that he's the best player in the world again yesterday and like I said it's up to the youngsters to improve enough to take him."

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Andy Murray impressed by Djokovic's consistency: It's up to the youngsters to improve
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Novak Djokovic managed to win the US Open and show the world what kind of tennis player he is. Despite the fact that he is 36 years old, Djokovic still plays as great as he used to and looks unstoppable. Many wonder how long his dominance will last.

Novak's colleague, Andy Murray, is not optimistic that younger tennis players can currently fight with Djokovic. His longevity is what impresses Murray. "It's up to the young guys to be pushing Novak and looking to overtake him.

It doesn't look like that's close to happening," - he said, as quoted by eurosport.com!
"Novak's been an incredible player for a very long time, like Roger [Federer] and Rafa [Nadal], it's the longevity and how long they've all been able to do that for.
Novak's longevity has been the greatest.

He's played at this level for such a long time now."

Andy Murray on Djokovic and Alcaraz

The only major final he lost was to Carlos Alcaraz this year at Wimbledon. The Spaniard seems to be the only player who can currently play with Djokovic.

Murray, on the other hand, believes that Djokovic is still far from everyone. “Everyone was saying it was a changing of the guard [after Wimbledon], but it wasn't for me.
It was quite clear Novak had won two of the first three Slams and was very, very close in the final of Wimbledon.
He proved that he's the best player in the world again yesterday and like I said it's up to the youngsters to improve enough to take him."

The Briton is particularly impressed by the fact that Novak Djokovic is so consistent.

It's incredible how much motivation and desire this Serb plays with. It is precisely his consistency that makes him different from the others. "I don't think he's going to stop at 24 titles, but you never know how long it will last.

Physically, motivation, whether someone like Alcaraz improves - he's an amazing player Alcaraz, he's brilliant, but to do what Novak is doing on a consistent basis is different.
It's not the same as doing it for 15-20 weeks a year like Novak is doing, every time he steps on the court.

I do think that Alcaraz will soon get to that level but I don't think this is going to be the last time that Novak wins a Grand Slam."

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