Former Roger Federer's rips Novak Djokovic: "He’s not the GOAT"

In an attention-grabbing interview with Tages Anzeiger, Ivan Ljubicic expressed his private perspective on probably the most mentioned matters on the earth of tennis: the GOAT problem.

The previous Croatian tennis participant had the chance to work with Roger Federer within the latter a part of his profession and contributed to the unbelievable successes achieved by the Swiss legend between 2016 and 2018.

Ljubicic defined: "GOAT? I won’t be goal. One of the best for me is the tennis participant who has had the best impression on the game he performs. Novak Djokovic is essentially the most profitable tennis participant, all of the statistics are on his aspect, however there’s a distinction between that and being the best.

Michael Jordan wasn't essentially the most profitable, however everybody considers him the best. We don't all should agree, however what Djokovic is doing doesn't overshadow what Roger Federer did."

Ljubicic then centered on Djokovic

The previous Roger Federer's coach then added: "Djokovic? I’m struck by his willpower, the hearth in his eyes. His stubbornness in all the time wanting extra and the way in which he exploits damaging energies. He all the time seeks steadiness, day-after-day.

He generally he seeks the love of individuals; others, nonetheless, he needs hate: he’s all the time on the lookout for methods to encourage himself. I admit I by no means thought I'd see him win 23 Grand Slams. When he was enjoying within the junior circuit, he got here to Riccardo Piatti's academy.

We skilled collectively for a couple of months. Clearly, you can see that he had expertise: he moved properly and was very agile. However technically he was common. His backhand was good, however his forehand had issues and his serve plenty of room for enchancment. On the time I didn't count on him to win a lot."

Djokovic, after the defeat within the Wimbledon remaining in opposition to Carlos Alcaraz, will give attention to the Western & Southern Open and, particularly, on the US Open, final Main of the season.

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