Greg Rusedski has said that he is happy to see Novak Djokovic finally getting the appreciation he deserves for his achievements in the sport, saying that his feats were often overshadowed by fans' love for Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
Djokovic made history at the US Open earlier this month when he defeated Daniil Medvedev in straight sets to win his 24th Grand Slam title, equaling Margaret Court's record. Earlier this year, he won both the Australian Open and Roland Garros in straight sets and made it to the final of Wimbledon.
His run at the last major of the year in New York also ensured that he overtook Carlos Alcaraz to re-claim World No. 1 in the ATP Ranking, extending his record number of 390 weeks at the top.
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Rusedski glad that Djokovic is getting more credit
Former British No. 1 Rusedski recently shared his thoughts on Djokovic's achievements, praising the Serb and stressing that what he is doing at his age is very rare.
"I think he's the most professional. Even we heard Rafa talking about it, he was saying 'look I had so many injuries throughout, Novak's always been healthy, he's the guy who has always gotten through physically' and that in itself is a skill. People don't look at recovery, health, consistency, all those things. To have that motivation and drive at 36 years old is incredible.
"I mean I was brain dead by the time I was 36, just playing some social tennis and some champions tennis on the senior tour. So, for him to do this at this high level and still be the best player on the planet is exceptional. Let's enjoy it because this is a very rare thing to see in sport," he said.
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Rusedski also highlighted that he was happy to see Djokovic getting the credit he deserved.
"And I think he is finally getting all the credit he deserves because he's always under the shadows of Federer and Nadal with the love and the admiration. Now he's really what he deserves from what he's accomplishing," Rusedski continued.