The 36-year-old is often rated as the greatest player in the history of men’s singles tennis in the Open era.
Tsitsipas was quoted in a report where he stated that motivation to prove something to someone is always driving Djokovic to stay hungry for more success.
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"If we go by the numbers, Novak Djokovic is definitely the best,” he said. “He breaks one record after another. And he keeps the thirst, while he has nothing left to prove, I mention.
“That's his character. He's never happy. It's like he's always trying to prove something to someone. I don't know what and to whom. It's like he wants revenge. His eye shines.”
Talking about who has impacted most youngsters to play tennis at the highest level, Tsitsipas was of the opinion that it was the former world number one Switzerland’s Roger Federer.
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"(If the criteria is) who has inspired the world the most and who has had the biggest impact, it's definitely Federer, by a wide margin,” he said. “I don't think there will be anyone else who can match him.”
Djokovic has recently won his 24th Grand Slam title after lifting the US Open for the fourth time with a win over the world number three Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in the final in straight sets with a score of 6-3, 7-6, 6-3.
With that victory, the Belgrade-born finished the year with three Grand Slam titles, an incredible feat to say the least.
His only victory in a major tournament in 2023 came in the final of Wimbledon where he lost Spain’s young tennis star Carlos Alcaraz in a five-set thriller with a score of 1–6, 7–6(8–6), 6–1, 3–6, 6–4.