Meeting the press yesterday at the US Open, Novak Djokovic thinks he do something that hasn’t been done by a man since Rod Laver in 1969, and that’s win the Calendar year Grand Slam.
With all the attention Serena Williams’s is getting on her quest, Djokovic was asked about his chances.
“I sincerely hope from your mouth to God’s ears,” Djokovic said. “That is the only thing I can say. I’ve been close and that gives me enough reason to believe that I can achieve that. I’m trying to win, there is no secret. I’m trying to win every Grand Slam that I play. I set myself up for high standards because of the results I’ve had the last couple of years. I’m an ambitious guy and I devote myself completely to this sport. With my family and team around me, I enjoy it. I really enjoy playing.”
If not for Stan Wawrinka playing spoiler at the French Open, Djokovic would be gunning for the rare Calendar year Grand Slam.
Djokovic, the 2011 US Open champion, begins play Monday against Brazil’s Joao Souza.
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