Last Sunday Novak Djokovic once again demonstrated why he is the undisputed best tennis player in the world. Novak won his 6th Australian Open title. Djokovic easily dispatched both of his main rivals in the semifinal and final by beating Federer and Murray on route to the title in Melbourne. The victory proved how far away the rest of tennis world is compared to Djokovic.
When we talk about Djokovic’s strengths they are formidable indeed. The mental toughness of a warrior, the relentless will of a champion, physical strength and brick wall defensive skills. It is a pretty impossible combination to defeat.
Djokovic is going to be world number one for a long time to come he currently enjoys a 7,800 point lead over his closest rivals Murray and Federer in the rankings. Novak looks unbeatable at this moment. The problem is that virtually no one can touch him, even when he dips and others raise their game most still can’t beat him. Djokovic is on a different level. Really there are only two players who have the ability to hang with Novak those two being Federer and Wawrinka.
Wawrinka can beat Djokovic on hard courts and on the clay as we saw in the Australian Open of 2014 and the French Open Final last year but these victories are rare and require Stan to max out and Djokovic to dip. Federer, on the other hand, does well at Wimbledon and US Open but again he needs Djokovic to dip and Roger needs to raise his level to a near perfect game to achieve victory.
Djokovic is probably one of the most dominant world number ones ever. Over the last 5 years and especially last year Novak has dominated winning 11 titles in 2015 including 3 grand slams. If Djokovic keeps up this level I think there is every chance he can catch or exceed Federer’s Grand Slam record of 17 titles. Let us assume he plays for another 4 or 5 years he is probably going to pick up at least 1 or 2 French Opens, probably a couple more Wimbledon’s, US Opens and Australian Opens. Djokovic is the only one who could surpass Federer’s greatness.