‘Novak Djokovic will go for the Golden Slam – that says it all,’ says coach

Marian Vajda says Novak Djokovic is now ‘set up’ to go for the ‘golden slam’ this year after he won the French Open.

The Golden Slam is to win all four Grand Slam singles titles and Olympics gold in the same calendar year, and it is a feat that only Steffi Graf has achieved.

After adding the Roland Garros title to the Australian Open crown he won in February, though, Djokovic has put himself in a position to chase it, and it’s something he intends to pursue according to his coach.

“Obviously his goal and our goal is to win the Olympics and then win the Grand Slam,” Vajda said.

“That would be the absolutely top of this year. But it’s still far away from us. We have to still focus on the next one.

“But overall he’s set up for this year. His priority is really set up like Wimbledon, Olympics, and US Open. I think that says all.

“His schedule is according that we practice and prepare for those tournaments.”

Djokovic himself was happy to declare the ambition, yet was careful not to get drawn on expectancy.

“Everything is possible, and I did put myself in a good position to go for the Golden Slam,” he said.

“But, you know, I was in this position in 2016 as well. It ended up in a third-round loss in Wimbledon.”

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