"I'd be very happy to shake his hand" - Tennis legend Rod Laver on Djokovic potentially joining Calendar Slam club

It has been 52 years since a man has won a so called Calendar Slam in tennis with Rod Laver the last to do it and he will be happy to welcome Novak Djokovic to that 'club' if he can do it.

Djokovic has been touting the potential to not only claim the Calendar Slam but also surpass his fellow Big Three members.

“I'd be very happy to shake his hand if he can win the four Slams. I'd be happy for him to be a part of — whether it's a 'club' or not, I don't know," Laver said in a recent interview with AP.

"When Don Budge won it in 1938, and I did it in '62, he says: 'We're in a special club here. There's only two of us in it,’” Laver continued.

The legendary Australian spoke about whether he had thoughts on the calendar Slam like Djokovic and he believes it could prove an issue in his quest for this.

“I never said I was going for a Grand Slam; that's pressure right there,” Laver said. “And Djokovic, I think he wants to talk about it, and so that could be a detriment, if there is one. He knows all the players, so there shouldn't be any problem with [that]. ... I think pressure is the one thing Djokovic may find himself having problems [with]. Maybe he's not feeling well. There's lots of things that can go wrong.”

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