After an historic 2015 season, Novak Djokovic got off to the perfect start in his pursuit of winning all four major titles this year. The Serbian claimed his sixth Australian Open title in January, beating Andy Murray in straight sets with a dominant performance. However, can he hold his nerve in the three remaining Grand Slam events, or will Djokovic crumble? We take a look at his chances of winning all four major events in 2016.
Novak Djokovic is at the top of his game. The world number one is simply a class above everybody else and at just 28 years old, he could dominate the sport for many years to come. While he is already regarded as one of the greatest players in history, the Serbian is desperate to cement his legacy and further enhance his chances of going down as the best tennis star of all-time. And to do that, he must win as many Grand Slams as possible.
Right now, Djokovic has 11 Grand Slam titles. His main rival, Roger Federer, has 17. If Djokovic was to win the French Open, Wimbledon and US Open this year, he would be sitting pretty on 14 major titles at just 29 years old. Ultimately, Djokovic is a machine, conditioned to not only play tennis but to dominate the tennis world. Whether you like him or not, you have to admire the man’s class.
Next up for Novak is the French Open at Roland Garros. Last year, this was the “one that got away” as the Serbian suffered a shock defeat to Stanislas Wawrinka in the final. In fact, if Djokovic does have a weakness, it’s on clay. He’s never won the French Open, mainly due to Rafael Nadal’s dominance, but still, he’ll expect to win the event at least once before he retires. With both Nadal and Federer ageing, this is Djokovic’s time to shine.
After that, it’s time for strawberries and cream at Wimbledon. At the time of writing, Djokovic is priced at EVS with Coral to win the event and rightly so. He has been crowned Wimbledon champion in each of the last two years and while Andy Murray will receive plenty of support from the home crowd, it’s hard to see Djokovic slipping up. After all, he’s an expert at dealing with pressure situations. In the build-up to the event, you can keep up to date with Wimbledon 2016 tips here.
Last year, Djokovic beat Federer in the US Open final to cap off a truly historic year and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see the Serbian emulate that feat again at the end of the 2016 season. The Serbian has won the event three times and will fancy his chances of winning yet another major title. If all goes to plan, Djokovic will win his fourth Grand Slam event of the year and cement his place as THE best tennis player of all-time.
In all honesty, the Serbian is in control of his own destiny. Djokovic is the best player on the planet and now is the time for him to reassert his dominance on the big stage. The world number one is a born winner and that is what stands him out from the rest. Djokovic’s hunger to succeed is clear for all to see and, with a bit of luck, there’s no reason why the he cannot go on to dominate the sport on every surface in 2016.