‘Physically and mentally dominant’: Tennis legends hail Novak Djokovic
The Serb created even more history as he beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in five sets to win the 2021 French Open
Novak Djokovic became the first man in the Open Era to win every Grand Slam at least twice when he won the 2021 Roland-Garros title.
He also closed the gap on the Big Two – he now has 19 Slams to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s 20 apiece.
It was an achievement well worth recognising – and plenty of famous tennis names did so via social media.
Former US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro – who lost to Djokovic in the 2018 US Open final – was quick to post congratulations on Twitter, calling him a “deserved champion”.
Former world No 1 Andy Roddick detailed the qualities he thinks make Djokovic so hard to beat – highlighting his psychological toughness.
Two-time US Open champion Tracy Austin hailed Djokovic and his peers, writing: “What a generation for men’s tennis!”
And one of the men who also won every Slam – but prior to the Open Era – had his own words of praise for the new champion.