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'Look at the numbers - Novak Djokovic is the best of all time,' says former ATP ace

Novak Djokovic reacts at Wimbledon 2021

Former Croatian star Nikola Pilic says the numbers alone objectively tell anyone that Novak Djokovic is the greatest of all time.

Djokovic has had a stellar year, winning three majors and reaching the final in the other.

That has seen him draw level with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on 20 career Grand Slam titles each, and he has also surpassed the Swiss for the most weeks spent at world number one.

And, according to Pilic, those numbers have put the debate over which of the Big Three are the greatest of all time - and they have done so entirely objectively.

“Djokovic is just phenomenal, he has worked a lot, with no shortcuts,” Pilic told Vecernji List.

“I remember that Serbian journalists were all over me in 2019 trying to get me to say that Novak is the best. I did not want to say it until he won Wimbledon this year.

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“The day he did that, I took a complete and thorough look at the numbers.

"[Djokovic] has got the same number of slam titles as Nadal and Federer, better head-to-head against both, and he is going towards 350 weeks at the top of the rankings.

“Djokovic has won the most Masters titles. He is the only player to have won every Slam at least twice, and at one point he had almost 17,000 ATP points.

“In that moment, he had more points than Andy Murray, Nadal and Federer combined. I am not being biased, Novak is the best of all time.”

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