He’s back on top of the world after winning a record-equalling 22nd grand slam men’s singles crown but Novak Djokovic humbly says he’s not the tennis GOAT yet.
Modest Djokovic plays down GOAT claims
Saying it’s impossible to compare eras, Novak Djokovic has humbly declined to declare himself the tennis GOAT.
His numbers may show otherwise, but the super Serb is happy enough just to be recognised among the legends of the game, not necessarily THE greatest of all time following his record-equalling 22nd grand slam singles triumph on Sunday night.
“No, no, look, first I have to say that, I am so honoured and privileged to be in this discussion, first,” Djokovic said after snaring his 10th Australian Open crown at Melbourne Park.
“Second, I truly honour and admire the history and all the greats that paved the way for all of us to be here where we are. I feel like it’s difficult to have a conversation about this because every generation is different.