Will Djokovic have a chance to overtake Nadal and Federer?

For Mats Wilander, Novak Djokovic may never again have the opportunity to win a 21st major title.

Deprived of the Australian Open this year after refusing to be vaccinated against Covid-19, world number Novak Djokovic may have lost his best chance to write tennis history. Tied with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal with 20 Grand Slam titles on the clock, the Serb paid dearly for his convictions according to Mats Wilander, now a consultant for Eurosport.

“I think it will have negative consequences for the tournament, especially at the start of the fortnight. Obviously, everyone is going to talk about it, players are going to be asked about it. But I think that after a few days, because there are so many good players, good players, we will talk about tennis again. But it is possible that even at the end of this tournament, we are still talking about it. I can’t imagine how Novak is feeling at the moment, resumes the former Swedish world number one. In addition, it is his favorite tournament, he was looking for his 21st Major and it was one of his best opportunities to win it and place himself in front of Roger (Federer) and Rafa (Nadal). For me today there is a chance that all three finish at 20, which would be fantastic. Judges may have changed the history of tennis, but what can be done about it? »

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