Novak Djokovic makes bold statement about emerging star: ‘He can surpass me’

Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev at ATP Finals

Novak Djokovic says he expects to see Alexander surpass his achievements at some point after losing out to the German at the ATP Finals. 

Djokovic was chasing a record-equalling sixth title at the showpiece end-of-season event on Sunday, but he instead watched on as Zverev became the youngest champion in a decade.

And Djokovic says it may be just the start for the richly-talented 21-year-old.

“There’s a lot of similarities in terms of trajectory of professional tennis, in our careers,” the 14-time Grand Slam champion said.

“Hopefully he can surpass me. I sincerely wish him that.

“He seems like someone that is very dedicated. Without a doubt, he’s a really nice person, someone that gets along very well with everyone.

“He deserves everything he gets so far.

“There’s a lot of time ahead of him.

“I wish him to stay healthy and obviously win a lot of titles.”

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