Daniil Medvedev says Novak Djokovic has achieved something ‘unbelievable’ by reaching a record 311 weeks at world number one – and he thinks he could get to 400.
Djokovic surpassed Roger Federer’s record this week to accomplish one of his major career goals.
Medvedev has had a recent good look at Djokovic’s form having been outclassed by him in the Australian Open final, and he thinks the Serbian could set an incredible total by the time he is finished.
However, he also warned he and the other younger players will be going all out to stop him.
“First of all, it’s an unbelievable achievement,” Medvedev said of Djokovic’s latest record.
“For sure I think in the world of tennis we talk about Grand Slams more than anything else. But this is also a small competition, [and] I’m sure he’s really happy about it.
“The way he’s played, he’s definitely capable of catching 400 weeks. We’re going to try to not let him do this.
“I didn’t manage to do anything in the Australian Open final, but that is what sport is about.
“Nobody is going to give him an easy pass, he’s going to have to earn it.”
“As I’ve always said about the Big Three, they are unbelievable. The records they have set [are] probably not going to be beaten maybe in 100 years.
“It’s very rare that you see this in sports. I don’t think you can say that other players were not good enough in this era, it’s just that they were unbelievable and there’s nothing for others to be ashamed of.”
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