Djokovic's father says Federer should quit tennis and let Novak and Nadal rule the roost
Roger Federer was asked by Novak Djokovic's father to stop tennis. He claims that his son and Rafael Nadal are destined to overthrow the Swiss on the list of Grand Slam winners of all time.
Srdan Djokovic's bold comments came when he spoke to Serbian broadcaster Sport Klub in a week in which Novak Djokovic described Federer as "possibly the greatest tennis player in history".
It remains to be seen which of the men's tennis big three finishes ends with the most Grand Slam titles, but the 38-year-old Federer is currently the leader at 20.
He is one ahead of Nadal and three ahead of Djokovic. Wimbledon was canceled after the interruption of the corona virus this season.
Federer takes the rest of the year off after undergoing knee surgery that excludes him from the US Open and French Open. Both tournaments still hope for 2020, although the latter have been delayed from their planned start in May.
Srdan Djokovic has suggested that the eight-time Wimbledon champion, who turns 39 in August, will take a permanent break from the tour.
"Why do you think he's still playing at 40?" said Srdan Djokovic.
"Imagine a 40-year-old man still playing tennis when he could go home and do other interesting things.
"But since both Nadal and Novak breathe down his neck, he just can't accept that they're better than him. Go man, raise children, do something different, go and ski, do something."
According to his father, 33-year-old Novak Djokovic has "two, maybe three years" in tennis.
"After that he will be just as successful as in tennis," said Srdan Djokovic.
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