Former British No.1 Johanna Konta wants Novak Djokovic to win a few more Grand Slams before he calls time on his career. Djokovic, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, will enter the US Open as one of the biggest favorites after winning Cincinnati Open, his 36th ATP 100 Masters title.
The Serbian came close to winning his 24th Major title at Wimbledon but he was denied by Carlos Alcaraz in the summit clash. Djokovic is currently the most successful Male tennis player of all time and he will look to keep up the good show in the next couple of seasons.
The veteran is still fit as a fiddle and he is even more hungrier to win the big tournaments on the tour.
Margaret Court (24) is the only player who has won more Slams than Novak Djokovic. Rafael Nadal is the second most successful men’s tennis player with 22 Grand Slams.
“I really want Djokovic to get 24 (Grand Slams). I may be different, but I always support the top dog – not the underdog,” Konta said to SkySports.
“I always feel more for the people who are expected maybe to win. I just think it’s harder. It’s a lot harder to achieve and keep achieving again like these big players have. Why would you not root for him to keep pushing?” she added.
Earlier in the year, Djokovic won the Australian Open and the French Open to take his tally to 23. Djokovic will now be looking to win his fourth US Open title.
Konta added that the 36-year-old doesn’t have any point to prove as he has done it all.
“He doesn’t have a point to prove. He lost a brilliant final against a brilliant player who is probably going to be the next big name in our sport. I don’t think there’s any point to prove it. I just hope he gets to 24 and maybe even a few more just because I want that for him,” Johanna Konta said.
Djokovic will next be seen in action in the US Open, which is all set to begin on August 28.