Tennis was principally dominated by Nadal and Federer who each had a mixed win of 14 Grand Slams till Djokovic broke into the scene along with his win within the 2008 Australian Open.
The Serbian ace would ultimately develop into world primary in 2011 in a yr the place he would win the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open.
Djokovic would proceed to dominate the game for the following few years which in the end culminated in him attaining the “Nole Slam” following his 2016 French Open triumph. He grew to become simply the third participant in historical past to carry all 4 Grand Slam titles without delay.
Becker, who coached Djokovic for a three-year spell till December 2016 that resulted in six Grand Slams, believes the 30-year-old ought to obtain extra credit score for his achievements in an period that has the likes of Nadal and Federer.
“Perhaps not [given enough credit], however he’s in an period when we’ve two unimaginable, widespread and profitable gamers in [Roger] Federer and [Rafael] Nadal and that may be a issue,” Becker told Tennis365.
“Novak has had an unimaginable profession and it was a privilege for me to work with him and get to know him and his group. I want him all the most effective for the longer term and for certain he can win extra majors.”
Regardless of his success through the years, the type of Andy Murray coupled along with his personal injury-riddled previous yr has seen the 12-time Grand Slam winner drop within the rankings as he ultimately ended his 2017 early to take care of a long-running elbow damage.
Djokovic returned to motion on the Australian Open final month however regardless of some promising indicators, was knocked out within the quarter-final stage by Hyeon Chung.
Following his loss, he revealed that he nonetheless had issues along with his elbow however having undergone a “small medical intervention“, could possibly be again in motion quickly with current posts of his rehabilitation on social media.