Serbian star Novak Djokovic became a professional player way back in 2003. Ever since then, he has been playing some extremely good tennis and has won a lot of titles. But how long can he continue playing like this? His mother has just answered this question for us.
How Long Will Novak Djokovic Play?
Novak’s mom recently had a talk with Graham Bensinger where she showed him Novak’s trophy room which obviously had a lot of trophies. During this talk, Graham asked her if she sees her son playing at the age of 40. She replied by saying,
“No, I don’t think so. He has so many things in life, not just tennis. He is a tennis player now but he wants to do many things after that and he has his family. So I think he will play for 3 or 4 more years, 5 at the most.”
Many tennis fans might be disappointed to hear that he won’t play till he’s 40. But he will still play for 5 more years which is a long time. And hopefully, in that time we can see him achieve one of his biggest goals – becoming the greatest tennis player of all time.
To become the GOAT of tennis, Novak Djokovic has to hold one record – the most Grand Slam titles. He currently has 17 which is 3 short of the all-time record that belongs to Roger Federer. If he continues the way he has been playing, he will beat the record in no time.
He is probably training extremely hard right now so that he can get closer to beating that record. And he is probably waiting for the next opportunity to do it. Unfortunately for him, that opportunity is only going to come after a long time.
This is is because the ATP Tour has been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. It is scheduled to return in August assuming the virus is contained by then. Hopefully, it is so that Novak will get his opportunity to become the GOAT of tennis.