Ana Ivanovic recalls Rafael Nadal conversation that illustrates Novak Djokovic longevity

Unrivalled Novak Djokovic Gains Praise from Rafael Nadal

The former French Open champion, Ana Ivanovic, shared an interesting conversation she had with Rafael Nadal back in 2008 about the longevity and health of Novak Djokovic, emphasizing his fascinating ability to maintain peak performance.

Djokovic sealed an impressive victory against world No 4 Jannik Sinner with a 6-3, 6-3 win in the 2023 ATP Finals final match, securing his record seventh title at the year-end championships in Turin.

Despite being 36 years old, Djokovic had a standout 2023 season, winning seven tournaments, including six ‘big titles’, and securing three of the four Grand Slam tournaments, with a remarkable 55-6 record.

He has achieved 12 Majors in his 30s, with a 12-3 record in Grand Slam finals since turning 30. Djokovic has demonstrated exceptional physical resilience, breaking records and surpassing the longevity of other tennis legends.

On a podcast, Ivanovic shared Nadal’s revelation from 2008, expressing his uncertainty about the duration of his tennis career, remarking Djokovic’s remarkable physical fitness and strength.

Djokovic, set to conclude his 2023 campaign at the Davis Cup Final 8 knockout stage in Malaga, aims to lead Serbia to a second Davis Cup title and continue his trailblazing career.

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