Kevin Anderson has hailed Novak Djokovic’s return to dominance, claiming the Serbian is playing some of the very best tennis of his entire career.
Djokovic endured a wretched start to the year as he battled back from an elbow injury, but has surged back to his best since and regained the world number one spot, as well as winning two Grand Slams.
Anderson lost to Djokovic in the Wimbledon final and again in the semis of the ATP Finals, making him better placed than most to comment.
“Obviously, he (Djokovic) has an unbelievable read on the serve,” said Anderson, “he makes a lot of returns.
“I’ve played him quite a few times. Earlier this year: Can he regain some of the form he’s had over the last few years? My response was it would be very tough because he set the bar so high.
“[But] it seems like these last few weeks he’s back at his best.
“You have to ask him how he feels. It would be really interesting to hear his perspective of how he feels.
“From an outside perspective, it’s remarkable what he’s done since Wimbledon, the tennis he’s playing, some of the stats.
“I can’t imagine he was more dominant on serve even in his best years than he has been especially these last few months.
“It seems like he’s definitely right back playing some of the best tennis of his career.
“It certainly seems that way. His results only would suggest that, as well.”
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