"He has two more years of playing at the top level" says ex-coach Nikola Pilic predicts retirement timeline of Novak Djokovic

Tuesday, 28 November 2023 at 19:00
Novak Djokovic has two more years left at the top until he would reach 38 believes his former coach Nikola Pilic after a superb season for the World No.1 which ended albeit in Davis Cup heartbreak after losing to Jannik Sinner.
A player who he dominated before the past two weeks and one that finally got two wins over him in quick succession and won the Davis Cup from there for Italy.
But Pilic did add the caveat that only Novak knows what his future holds and that he wouldn't be shocked if he did play more than two more years before his career finally ends.

Only Djokovic knows says Pilic

"It depends on his health condition, but in my opinion, if Djokovic is not injured, he has two more years of playing at the top level. If there are no injuries, he has two more years of playing among the top five tennis players," said Pilic to Kurir.
"It doesn't matter if he's second or fourth. It's important that he's there. Knowing him and his professionalism and desire, there will likely be more than two, but I repeat, only Novak can know, and only he can decide how long he will play."
Still at the very top of his game, Djokovic hoovered up all but one major this season despite only playing 12 tournaments in all and barring Wimbledon and Davis Cup disappointment left the season as the out and out best player in the world again.
This was despite Rafael Nadal retiring seemingly next year and Roger Federer being long into the sunset, Djokovic remains a decisive factor not only in GOAT debates but also at the top of the sport as young guns such as Carlos Alcaraz, Jannik Sinner and Holger Rune now try and attempt to unseat him and take his crown.

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