The World No 1, Novak Djokovic captured his 9th title of the year as he won the Shanghai Masters – adding to his trophy filled season, which includes five masters events and three grand slam majors.
So what could the Serbian do that will perhaps put him in contention for being the greatest of all time? Well, according to British Tennis Expert, Greg Rusedski, the Serbian must capture the elusive French Open to even have a claim.
“He has to get the French, you have to have the full set in order to be called the greatest,” Rusedski said. “That’s a major motivation for him.
“Had he won it this year, it would have been interesting to see where the motivation comes from because that’s his big driver at the moment. It keeps him hungrier than if he had won all four majors this year.
“Rafa Nadal hasn’t done it, Roger Federer hasn’t done it. You’d have to go all the way back to Rod Laver for somebody who’s won all four [in the same year].”
“He’d be in a class of his own for the accomplishment of winning all four in a calendar year,” continued Rusedski. “It’s so difficult to do that in the modern game. The key is at the French Open. Can he finally win that one?”