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'I still believe Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal overtake Roger Federer,' says Goran Ivanisevic

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal - ATP rankings

Goran Ivanisevic says he still backs both Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic to win more Grand Slam titles than Roger Federer.

Ivanisevic, who coaches Djokovic, watched the Serbian win his 18th Major at the Australian Open on Sunday to close to within just two of Federer and Nadal.

Djokovic has made no secret of his determination to make history when it comes to Grand Slam titles, and Ivanisevic thinks it may ultimately come down to just him and Nadal.

"Now the chase is beginning," Ivanisevic told the ATP Tour website. "The chase is there and it's great. [Novak has] a lot of confidence.

“Rafa, for sure, is going to win one [more Grand Slam], I hope not two, but I give him one.

“Who knows? They're unbelievable. They [are] producing better and better tennis every time when you think they [are] gone.

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"The young guns are coming, they are here but these guys are better, one step better in the finals. I don't know where is the end…

“It's amazing what they are doing on the court. It's amazing how they perform in the big matches.

"I'm waiting for Roger to come back. It's going to be more interesting to see what is going to happen at Roland Garros and Wimbledon.

"[It] is just great. The race is there. I said a couple [of] years ago [that] Rafa and Novak [are both] going to overtake Roger. I still believe that. I still think so.”

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