ROGER FEDERER (September 2007)“He is a very complete player. The best after myself and Rafa. I have to say I’m impressed with his game, because when I was his age I didn’t have such great results.”
NATALIE DESSAY, opera singer (September 2007) After he sang a few notes in the New York Metropolitan Opera House: “Novak has a bad voice, but he is a good tennis player. Such a young man, he could even be my son in terms of age, and he is so good-spirited and refreshing. And such a wonderful tennis player.”
BJORN BORG (August 2007)
“Djokovic is definitely ready to win a Grand Slam. This guy can beat any player on the ATP Tour. He has just proved that, by beating them in the last couple of days. He is still very young, and is level with Federer and Nadal.”
“He is a great player, has an excellent game, and can play well on any surface. He had a brilliant run at this year’s Wimbledon, which he can repeat at the US Open, but I’m convinced he will do much better at Grand Slam tournaments next year.
RAFAEL NADAL (May 2007)
“He won Miami, Estoril, Adelaide, he played the final of Indian Wells. Novak is full of confidence. He is a very good player, who will stay at the top for a very long time.”
JOHN McENROE (September 2005)Serbia’s best ranked tennis player Djokovic today received what is quite possibly the greatest compliment in his fledgling career. Before the start of tonight’s late match at the US Open, featuring Spaniard Rafael Nadal and American Scoville Jenkins (both 19), the legendary John McEnroe, commenting for the ‘USA’ TV Network (which broadcasts matches from Flushing Meadows), talked about talented young players who, together with Nadal (currently world number two) should reach the upper echelons of the tennis world in the coming years. One of the three names he mentioned was the 18 year old’s from Belgrade.“There are definitely several very talented young players such as Monfils, Djokovic or Murray… I expect over the next year or so they will be inside the top 20 ATP players”, said McEnroe during a live broadcast.The oldest of the three players McEnroe mentioned is Frenchman Monfils, who turns 19 today; Briton Andy Murray will celebrate his 19th birthday on May 15th next year, and Djokovic a week later, May 22nd 2006. Monfils is currently the best ranked player (43), Djokovic is 97 and Murray is 122; despite this fact, both Djokovic and Murray are still competing at this year’s US Open Championships.
Courtesy: Djokovic site.