The debate of who the greatest tennis player ever is, if going strictly off Grand Slams won grouped with weeks atop the ATP rankings and the number of Masters 1000 tournaments won, is done. The best player everis Novak Djokovic. He has more Grand Slams (24), more Masters 1000 victories (40), and more than 400 weeks at No. 1.
Djokovic also has a well-known drive and need to be a great tennis player. Is it wrong to feel bad about setting a life-long goal and then putting in all the work to accomplish that goal? One should not feel guilty about being good at something. Yet the Serb gets a lot of negative pushback for being open about how good it feels to win.
Novak Djokovic was the focus of an interview with the television news program, 60 Minutes, on Sunday and he was asked about his candidness when speaking about chasing records, such as all-time Grand Slam victories. Djokovic did not hold back, which is a refreshing viewpoint as many want to come across as humble, though many times that seems a false humbleness, and the Serb was just being honest.
Novak Djokovic speaks the truth and John McEnroe loses his cool
Djokovic said, “I mean, for me, that’s completely normal. Like, being honest about it and being your authentic self, and expressing what you feel. I’m just trying to be true to myself and to others and say what my goals and objectives are.”
There is a thin line between arrogance and honesty when one accomplishes such great feats as winning 24 major titles. But there is nothing that Djokovic said above that should be taken as arrogant. He simply stated in simple terms what he thinks. And he is right.
In other, and slightly stranger news, a video has been recently leaked about tennis great John McEnroe and rapper Travis Scott having a row during a Nike Zoom meeting. The footwear company is hoping to produce a new McEnroe shoe, but Travis Scott has a voice in what the shoe should be called and how it is designed. And Scott should as he has been involved in helping Nike design products for years.
During the Zoom call, however, McEnroe felt disrespected by Scott when Scott gave his input. I am a huge McEnroe fan, but to be fair Scott has much more of a successful history with designing footwear. Plus, at least on the part of the call we can see and hear, McEnroe was the one who lost his cool while Scott came across as more logical and composed.