Round of 120 bullets fired by the Serbian sniper and reloading: GOAT Djokovic achieves Mount Rushmore status with 24 Grand Slams & 96 Titles

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Sunday, 17 September 2023 at 16:30
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Rick Macci, the childhood coach of Serena Williams, has added his voice to those lauding Novak Djokovic as the greatest of all time (GOAT).
Djokovic made history at the US Open last week when he won his 24th Grand Slam title, equaling Margaret Court's all-time record. Earlier this year, the Serb caught up to Rafael Nadal's men's singles record of 22 when he ousted Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets in the Australian Open final.
Following this, the 36-year-old did the same to Casper Ruud at the French Open before being temporarily halted in his success by Carlos Alcaraz in the final of Wimbledon. Nevertheless, Djokovic came back strong at the last major of the year in New York and defeated Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 7-6 (5), 6-3 to lift his 24th major trophy.

Macci says the "numbers tell it all"

Especially since his recent victory in New York, many fans and players have been praising Djokovic at the GOAT. Now, Macci, who contributed a lot to the success of 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams, has voiced the same sentiment.
Macci echoed the likes of Justine Henin in suggesting that the sheer number of Djokovic's incredible achievements meant that the GOAT debate - largely involving the other two members of the Big Three, Roger Federer and Nadal - was over.
"@DjokerNole is the GOAT because the numbers tell it all. 24 SLAMS 96 singles titles. But he is on Mt. Rushmore because when you play the Serbian Sniper he made you RUSH MORE!" the 68-year-old wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter.

Rafter echoes Macci

This was a sentiment also shared by Australian player and two-time Grand Slam champion Pat Rafter, who declared that Djokovic was "the best player of all time."
"To me, [with] 24 [grand slam singles titles], it’s pretty evident that he’s best player of all time.
He’s got the record and he’s probably got the best win-loss record against all the players against each other as well, and against the other top players," he said.

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