Thanks to the victory at Roland Garros 2021, the world number one Novak Djokovic has reached 19 Grand Slam titles and has seriously approached Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, standing at 20 in this particular and extraordinary ranking.
At the moment for different reasons both Federer and Nadal seem really far from the role of favorites at Wimbledon while Nole on English soil will have the chance to win and even the score in terms of Grand Slams. To continue his glory, Djokovic has this year the chance to win the Golden Slam, or four Grand Slam titles plus Olympic gold, a unique feat that would sanction his eternal glory.
The coach of the Serbian champion, former tennis player Goran Ivanisevic, spoke to the microphones of Tennis Majors about Nole's next goals and about the one that the tennis player most fears on English grass.
Ivanisevic: "Novak Djokovic the favorite at Wimbledon, but Roger Federer..."
Novak Djokovic will play doubles in Mallorca, a choice that the coach does not even share too much given his statements: "We shouldn't really play in Mallorca, the grass is really very different from that of Wimbledon.
We must be in London at least three days early because Nole is the champion and therefore he will play on Monday, we will be in Mallorca for a few days but in the end we must be in Wimbledon where there will also be a very rigid bubble.
Djokovic knows his goals well and I think the title at Roland Garros motivated him even more, I think he is the only one who can win the Grand Slam in the same year, I don't know if it will happen or not but the only one who can do it is Nole.
Federer's choice at Roland Garros? He was smart, he retired in the Round of 16 and got what he wanted by playing three games and not putting his physical health at risk. Wimbledon is his real target and to be honest we hope he's not on our side of the draw.
It won't be easy even though Djokovic is clearly the favorite, then there are Nadal and Tsitsipas, Zverev and Medvedev. Attention also to very good players at the service, I am thinking of Opelka, Raonic and Isner but also of Cilic who won Stuttgart last week."
We have to recall that one of the main protagonists of the London grass-courts, Rafael Nadal, will not play the whole grass-season and the Tokyo Olympic Games.