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20 and Beyond For Djokovic, Says Del Potro

By Scoop Malinwoski

Count Juan Martin Del Potro as one tennis expert who believes Novak Djokovic is back on track and fully capable of surpassing not only Rafa Nadal in total majors, but also the all time leader Roger Federer.

Djokovic’s US Open conquest yesterday was major number fourteen, compared to Nadal’s 17 and Federer’s 20. The shrewd Argentine baseline slugger was highly impressed by what he saw across the net yesterday to the point that he stated Djokovic might have embarked on a reign of domination.

“Of course he can,” del Potro said of Djokovic, who has decisively won the last two majors in New York and Wimbledon. “He has 14 already. He won two Grand Slam in one year. He’s healthy. He has a great team working with him. Hopefully him, Rafa, Roger is still fighting for Grand Slam, because (it) is so nice to watch them fighting for the history. I mean, we just do what we can against them. But Novak has everything to make records in this sport.”

If Djokovic can win all four majors next year he will stand at a total of 18 majors, just two short of Federer, and one on top of Nadal. 31 now, Djokovic will turn 32 next May 22.

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9 comments

  • Chazz · September 10, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    Scoop, as boring and predictable as the men’s slam results still are, I will bet you any dollar amount you choose that he will not win all four majors next year.

  • Scoop Malinowski · September 10, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    Chazz, Okay I will take that bet. How about five bucks at 5-1 odds, so you risk $25 to my five?

  • Chazz · September 10, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    Scoop, you’re the biggest Djokovic fan on here, surely you would bet straight up. 🙂

  • Scoop Malinowski · September 10, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    Cmon bro, it’s kind of hard to win four majors in one year 🙂 A lot can go wrong. Let’s negotiate 🙂

  • Duke Carnoustie · September 11, 2018 at 2:19 am

    Not to get off topic but another tournament already started and Polansky as the top seed goes out to Gonzalez in North Carolina. Interesting that this Gonzalez isn’t on the Davis Cup team this week yet he goes out and beats a creditable player like Polansky.

    Big one tomorrow between Opelka and Escobedo (remember him?)

  • Chazz · September 11, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Scoop, I’ll think about it. I like straight up bets that I’m guaranteed to win and I guarantee he won’t win 4!

  • Hartt · September 11, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Canadian youngster Leylah Annie Fernandez, who turned 16 last week, just won her first WTA main draw match in Quebec City. She won against Gaby Dabrowski, which admittedly is not tough to do in singles. But Fernandez has had some nice wins at the junior Slams. She is small, but seems mentally tough. She may be one to watch.

  • Scoop Malinowski · September 11, 2018 at 11:17 am

    Chazz I’m so confident in Djokovic I might extend it to 8 majors in a row (which would be ten total), so let’s keep negotiating!

  • Scoop Malinowski · September 11, 2018 at 11:24 am

    Hartt, I have not heard of this young player, yet another rising young force north of the border, any way you cut it, this is a monumental win for a teen over such an established player as Dabrowski. Fernandez just broke down her first door.

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