Novak Djokovic says “every little thing is feasible” as he targets a ‘golden’ Grand Slam in 2021 after successful the French Open for the second time.
The 34-year-old Serb has gained each majors this 12 months after lifting the Australian Open title in February.
He defends his Wimbledon title this month earlier than the Olympics and US Open.
“I’ve put myself in a superb place to go for the Golden Slam,” mentioned Djokovic, who gained his nineteenth main by beating Stefanos Tsitsipas in Paris.
“Every part is feasible. I’ve achieved some issues that lots of people thought it could be not attainable for me to attain.”
The world primary fought again from two units down as he outlasted Greek fifth seed Tsitsipas to win at Roland Garros on Sunday.
Djokovic, additionally champion at Roland Garros in 2016, grew to become the primary man to win all 4 Grand Slams twice because the totally skilled Open period started in 1968.
Shortly afterwards, his coach Marian Vajda mentioned the participant’s purpose was to win Olympic gold on the delayed Tokyo Video games earlier than finishing a calendar Grand Slam on the US Open in September.
However Djokovic was fast to level out he was in the identical place in 2016 after which lost in the third round at the All England Club.
“I’ll get pleasure from this win after which take into consideration Wimbledon in a couple of days’ time,” he mentioned.
“I haven’t got a problem to say that I am going for the title in Wimbledon. In fact I’m.
“Hopefully, I can use this confidence that I’ve proper now [to take] into Wimbledon, as nicely. Then let’s take it from there.”
‘He was in my ear on a regular basis’ – Djokovic provides racquet to younger ‘coach’
After sealing victory, Djokovic went over to the stands and gave his racquet to a younger fan who the Serb mentioned had been offering tactical recommendation in addition to assist.
The teenager was beside himself with pleasure after being given the reward, wanting incredulous as he bounced up and down in delight.
“I do not know the boy, however he was in my ear your entire match principally, particularly once I was two units to like down,” a smiling Djokovic mentioned.
“He was encouraging me. He was truly giving me ways, as nicely. He was like, ‘maintain your serve, get a straightforward first ball, then dictate, go to his backhand’.
“He was teaching me – actually.
“I discovered that very cute, very good. So I felt like to provide the racquet to the perfect particular person was him after the match.
“That was sort of my gratitude for him sticking with me and supporting me.”
The ‘golden’ Slam is an immense process – evaluation
Russell Fuller, BBC tennis correspondent
Novak Djokovic couldn’t have picked a harder 12 months to try to full the Golden Slam.
Sam Querrey interrupted his plans in 2016, within the third spherical of Wimbledon.
However this 12 months – for the primary time in seven years – there are solely two weeks between the French Open and Wimbledon, and the pandemic makes the duty much more onerous.
There have been two weeks’ enforced quarantine earlier than the Australian Open; the Wimbledon fortnight can be spent solely on website or on the lodge; and who is aware of fairly what the Tokyo Olympics will carry.
Djokovic has all of the qualities required, however the problem is an immense one.
The lads’s draw at Wimbledon may show unpredictable, as most haven’t performed on grass for 2 years.
Djokovic’s grass-court contact is not going to have abandoned him, however there isn’t a manner he, Rafael Nadal and Stefanos Tsitsipas will be capable to shake off all that Roland Garros fatigue in such a brief area of time.