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