Three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka has acknowledged that it's special what Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have done in the past decade and a half. Djokovic, Nadal and Federer each have 20 Grand Slams in their collection after the Serb won Wimbledon.
Djokovic has been dominant at the Grand Slam level this season, winning the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon. “Well, you never expect a player to be ready to win four Grand Slams, but I think what they show us since 15 years, even more between Roger, Rafa, and Novak, it’s, they are just pushing and pushing and pushing the extreme limit of how well you can play in tennis.
Novak a bit more the last few years. His level is for sure something special,” said Wawrinka.
Wawrinka has great respect for Djokovic
Wawrinka feels every Djokovic plays he will win. “It’s tough to really say for me, I always feel that he will win because of the way he is playing, the way he can close match, and the way he can find his way.
I always feel he is going to win,” said Wawrinka. Djokovic's first major disappointment of the 2021 season came at the Tokyo Olympics, where he failed to secure a medal. "It was a true privilege to represent #SRB at the Olympics.
Thank you #Tokyo2020 and everyone that helped us come together for the magic of sport. I know in my heart I gave it everything to fight for a medal, and I’m looking forward to coming back stronger at #Paris2024. This was an unbelievable experience I will never forget.
Good luck to all the Serbian athletes still competing for a medal," Djokovic said in a Twitter post. After a disappointing ending to his Tokyo Olympics campaign, Djokovic apologised to sports fans in Serbia. "I apologise to all the fans in Serbia who I have disappointed.
I know everyone expected a medal, I did too. I feel bad for Nina because we did not fight for a medal in mixed, but my body said ’enough’: I have played under medications and abnormal pain and exhaustion. But again, my heart is in the right place, because I know that I gave my all.
I love to play for my country. Unfortunately, I did not get the result I wanted, but that is sport, we move on," Djokovic told Serbian reporters, per Tennis Majors.