Novak Djokovic is the greatest player that I have ever seen, without any
Does that make him officially the best player that has ever played the
game? No. He needs to win a fair few more titles for that.
But the Serb is the best player I have ever seen, and I believe he is
the greatest and will prove that over the next few years.
This is the greatest ever era of men's tennis and Djokovic has now moved
to a level which surpasses what either Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal have
Federer is not playing any worse than he was two or three years ago, and
his shot-making is as brilliant as it ever was, but he's not winning Grand
The Swiss is very close to his best, and Djokovic is consistently
As for Nadal, there is no doubt that Djokovic has the edge in their
encounters, and the Spaniard has a real psychological problem with his rival
Federer has won more titles than anyone else, but there is an argument
to say that his first few Grand Slam wins came when his rivals were not up to
Nadal then became the best player in the world temporarily, but now
Djokovic has won six finals, including Wimbledon, against the Spaniard.
I can easily see Djokovic going on to win two or three Grand Slam titles
next season and again and again for the coming years.
It is very difficult to see either Nadal or Federer beating Djokovic at
a Grand Slam now, and the Serb has quite simply moved to a new level - the
highest that I have ever seen.
Federer continues to fight like a lion, but mentally we need to see more
from him if he is to pip Djokovic at a Grand Slam.
I thoroughly enjoyed the final: at times, it was a touch
one-dimensional, but it was truly thrilling.
When Nadal won the third set it looked as though it could be an all-time
epic, but the way that Djokovic stormed back to close out the match was very
Djokovic may not be the shot-maker that Federer is, but I believe he
will produce tennis over the next few years which will be greater than any
player has ever produced before him.
I truly believe that in five years' time, we will all come to the
conclusion that Djokovic is the greatest player that has ever graced a tennis