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Wimbledon: Despite Loss, Djokovic Still King of Men’s Tennis

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Novak Djokovic might go down as one of the greatest to ever play the game of tennis. Forget that he lost to Sam Querrey in the third round of Wimbledon, his incredible run through the men’s game will be remembered for many years to come.

At 29 years of age, Djokovic’s best tennis might be behind him. Although, that hasn’t slowed him down. As he reaches the age of 30, it seems that his play has just gotten better. Djokovic has simply dominated the men’s tennis scene. There is the field, and there was Djokovic, that’s pretty much how things went.

While his run of dominance took a halt at Wimbledon, Djokovic has done things that not many men can say they have
done in the game of tennis.

Leading up to Wimbledon, Djokovic won four straight majors ( Wimbeldon 2015, U.S. Open 2015, Australian Open 2016, French Open 2016), a feat that’s almost unheard in today’s tennis landscape. By winning four consecutive majors he set an Open era record of 30 consecutive major matches won.

Had Djokovic won Wimbledon he would have become only the second man to win five consecutive majors. And while he many never get the chance to break that record again,his 12 Grand Slam titles are on pace to tie Pete Sampras and Rafael Nadal for second most all-time ( 14).

You need to place Djokovic in the conversation as one of the greatest male players of all-time. What’s scary is that he still has some years left on his body to play at a prime level. And make no mistake about it, he’s going to play until he can’t play anymore.

Djokovic is still the unquestioned king of men’s tennis, one tournament loss isn’t going to make a damn difference. Querrey played the best tennis of his life, and Djokovic did not. There aren’t many out there that can beat Djokovic when he’s on his game, and he knows that.

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