When Mats Wilander also laid down his arms, showed the white flag and publicly said that Novak Djokovic is the best tennis player in the world of all time, then we guess there is no better confirmation than that. The Swede is known for the fact that he likes to be different from others in his statements, so they used to interpret it as not liking Djokovic, but now he also sang a refrain that flies the world of tennis from Novak's triumph at the Masters in Paris - the Serb is the best player has ever taken a racket in his hands.
Admittedly, Mats was careful and said - in the hall. Although this season, the tennis king won the Grand Slams on all three surfaces. And Wilander admitted that he wrote him off after the defeat in the final of the US Open by Medvedev.
"It was circulating through my thoughts after the US Open that Novak Djokovic would no longer be the same player. However, he is 34 years old, and he suffered such a heavy defeat." "That would break the confidence of many players.
I know mine would. And McEnroe would. It would also break Bjorn Borg. To many players. But not to Novak Djokovic. He's a superman. And we realized that he is convincingly the best tennis player of all time in the hall ", admitted Wilander.
Mats announced that Novak would rush to break all possible records he could reach next year. "Novak is back and he is playing great again. So I think his goals next year will be to continue to be the best in the world, but even more than that, to be first again at the end of the year, to stay there as long as he plays and to be better in all comparisons with Federer, Nadal, Laver ...
I just think his idea is to be the best as long as he plays tennis. " The triumph in Paris was Novak's message to rivals, the Swede believes. "Winning the tournament significantly boosted his confidence, but at the same time sent a message to other guys that read: 'Hey, take it easy, I'm still king, I'll be the greatest tennis player of all time, I'm not done yet.'
So, I think that his regain of self-confidence is not exactly the news that other players have welcomed well ", concluded Mats Wilander. It must be admitted that Djokovic is really mentally strong, and as if the defeat against Medvedev did not upset him at all