James Blake claims Djokovic will go down as the greatest champion of all time

Retired American tennis player James Blake believes Novak Djokovic still has a lot of years of tennis left in him, which could see the Serbian go down as the greatest champion ever.

Blake is currently enjoying his new role as the ATP Miami Masters tournament director, and the former World No.4 stated he would love to have Djokovic return to Miami this year and compete for his sixth title at the event.

"We’d love to have him, he’s one of the greatest champions we’ve ever had in the sport,” Blake told the Miami Herald.

“I believe he will go down as the greatest champion. He still got quite a few more years of being at or near the top of the game. It’s a matter of him figuring out how to navigate this time, the protocols, what’s safe, what isn’t safe?”

Speaking on the Djokovic visa debacle, Blake said the situation in Australia was "handled poorly on all fronts". The American hopes for a clear transparency and communication between federal and local governments and tennis officials leading up to the Miami event.

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