World No.1 Novak Djokovic, who has just lifted the French Open title in Paris after defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas in the finals, now has his eyes on Wimbledon.
The Serb has been in a sublime form throughout 2021. He started off the year by winning the Australian Open 2021 amid quarantine controversy and shut down his critics.
In the Roland Garros final, he came back from behind to beat the Greek tennis prodigy. Djokovic was trailing two sets down before he brought out his A-game to clinch the contest 6-7 (6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4.
“I have put myself in a good position to go for the Golden Slam. Everything is possible. I’ve achieved some things that a lot of people thought it would be not possible for me to achieve,” World No. 1 said after lifting the Roland Garros trophy.
Djokovic is now the only man in the Open Era who has won every major event twice or more.
He is now looking to win his 20th career Grand Slam title in Wimbledon. The star-studded competition will kick off on June 28 and conclude on July 11. The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club will host the tournament.
“I will enjoy this win and then think about Wimbledon in a few days’ time. I don’t have an issue to say that I’m going for the title in Wimbledon. Of course, I am,” Djokovic added.
He hopes to carry on with the same form and self-confidence in the upcoming tournament so that he can make it big there as well.
His French Open final opponent, Tsitsipas, was of the view that he tried everything he could but “Novak was better”.
“My first time playing here in the final. I had a good run and I am happy with myself but let’s give it to Novak, he has shown over the last couple of years what a great champion he is, how consistent he has been. I am inspired by the things he has achieved so far,” the 22-year-old said in an on-court interview.
He said he will be glad to even get half of Djokovic’s achievement under his belt.
“I am sure it is not just Novak but his team that have helped him get there. It has been a difficult journey, a lot of hard work every day. Thank you Roland Garros for making these two weeks incredible for me.”
The tournament was an interesting one for the Big 3. For the first time this year, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Djokovic were seen in action together in a major tournament.
However, this could not continue for long as Federer pulled out midway through the competition. On social media, the tennis veteran revealed that his knee injury has kept him in discomfort due to which it would be wise not to continue.