Can Novak Djokovic continue remarkable season?
I think at every tournament that he’s entered this year, I’ve picked Novak Djokovic to win the title. Boring? Predictable? You bet. Foolish? Not at all.
Djokovic has some believing that he is playing the best tennis of his career right now.
Hard to disagree, in my opinion. He’s won two of the three Grand Slams, was the runner-up in the other one and has been to the final in every tournament he’s entered except the very first one of the year, a quarterfinal loss in Qatar against Ivo Karlovic. He’s 49-3 this year. Like Aaron Rodgers with 38 touchdown passes and five interceptions in 2014, let those numbers sink in. 49-3. Truly remarkable.
So it stands to reason he’ll keep it up here. No Roger Federer in the draw helps Djokovic out, as Federer has been one of only three players to vanquish Djokovic this season.
As special as this season has been, Djokovic has the chance to make it more special. He has already dominated on hard courts earlier in the season and continued dominance would give him his first Canadian Open title since 2012 and his fourth overall.
Then, could he complete the Masters 1000 Golden Slam and win Cincinnati, a tournament he has been the runner-up at four times?
Absolutely. If he plays like he has, who can stop him?
So who am I picking for this tournament? And Cincinnati? And the big one in a few weeks? You really don’t need to ask.