Novak Djokovic gained his fourth US Open title on Sunday to equal Margaret Courtroom’s singles report of 24 Grand Slams. Tim Henman believes he’ll win “loads extra”.
Djokovic used all his expertise and tactical prowess to battle previous Daniil Medvedev to get revenge for his 2021 last defeat to the Russian in New York.
The 36-year-old turns into the primary man to win three Grand Slams in the identical calendar 12 months on 4 events, having gained the Australian Open and French Open titles earlier this 12 months.
Djokovic described why he made his ’24’ tribute to the late Kobe Bryant
Djokovic additionally grew to become the oldest males’s singles US Open champion within the Open Period and returns to the highest of the ATP rankings, forward of Carlos Alcaraz.
Sky Sports activities’ Tim Henman, Martina Navratilova and Johanna Konta defined why Djokovic is so good as he now seems to surpass Courtroom’s 24 main titles at subsequent 12 months’s Australian Open in January.
Tim Henman, former US Open semi-finalist stated:
Djokovic acquired the higher of Medvedev on this sensational rally
“He’s motivated by these numbers. He is made it very clear for everybody to grasp and he needs to interrupt all of the information. You take a look at the place he is at, he is so hungry and sound. Successful quantity 24, you would not consider this can be his final one and I believe there’s loads extra to return.
“That successful mentality, I believe he understands all features of his recreation and preparation. Once you break down the match ways, so many components are so spectacular.
“That serve and volley, coming to the web so many instances, that is somebody who has advanced his recreation. He wasn’t comfy on the internet earlier than, there have been query marks about his serve six years in the past – it was the entire efficiency.
“We frequently discuss perfection not likely present however he is getting so near it in so many various classes. The best way he’s enjoying the sport – his accuracy, consistency, the standard, the ball putting and energy.
“There is not any doubt for him to take care of this longevity, his schedule is so vital. The best way he trains and his damage prevention. He would not play a lot however when he turns up he is able to go.
“The Masters 1000 occasions are the largest on the tour however they’re preparation for the Slams. You simply assume, 2024, what is going on to cease him? It is going to take some critical enchancment from the others.
Medvedev requested Djokovic when he was planning to decelerate…
Martina Navratilova, winner of 18 Grand Slam singles titles, stated:
“He is aware of how you can put together, peak and precisely what he must do, when to do it, how you can do it. He is acquired the mentality to place within the work each single day.
“He is the consummate skilled, all the time has been, and has the expertise that goes with it. All of the components are there and the expertise.”
Djokovic supplied to assist up Medvedev after he took a tumble, however the supply was refused, with extra time on the ground most popular
She continued: “He surrounds himself with folks that know what he is doing and he retains thriving to get higher. That is what I actually admire him essentially the most, he nonetheless needs to get higher. He has it between the ears and physique. He is 9/10 or 10/10 in most features it takes to be a champion.
“Hitting these slice backhands, not solely goes it take the strain off him, Medvedev needed to come contained in the court docket and create the tempo. It takes no vitality to hit the slice in any way, so he saves vitality.”
Johanna Konta, former British No 1, stated:
Highlights of the US Open last between Medvedev and Djokovic
“It is not a shock that he is gained 24 and it will not be a shock if he wins 25, 26, 27, simply due to how he seems. Bodily he seems so good, so the place is the restrict? How lengthy are we going to be seeing him in such peak bodily situation? It is fairly unbelievable.
“I believe the extra time you set in on court docket, the extra years you’ve got underneath your belt and the extra expertise you achieve, it does play into your favour that have and he has the system to maintain his physique as it’s.”