With 12 Grand Slam titles, a 'Career Slam' and age on his side, tennis star Novak Djokovic is surely a candidate for the 'Greatest of All Time' list. And Twitterati have jumped into the debate
World No 1. and French Open champion Novak Djokovic has finally entered the GOAT field.
What is a GOAT? It is being 'THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME'.
With the 2016 French Open in his pocket, 'The Djoker' has now achieved his 'Career Slam'. He now holds the honour of having won all four major Slams in a row, an achievement that neither Roger Federer or Nadal has ever accomplished.
Djokovic is also the second men's singles tennis player after Rod Laver to win a 'Career Slam' in history.
A handout image from Federation Francaise de Tennis (FFT) shows Serbia's Novak Djokovic posing with his French Open trophy in the locker room after winning the men's final match against Britain's Andy Murray at the Roland Garros in Paris on Sunday. Pic/AFP
Djokovic now has 12 Grand Slam titles -- – 6 Australian Open titles, 1 French Open title, 3 Wimbledon and 2 US Open titles -- and is only 29 years old. He has also won the Davis Cup in 2010. With age on his side, Djokovic is surely a candidate for the 'Greatest of All Time' list.
Twitterati jumped into the debate with most supporting his inclusion, but a few contesting the claim.
Here are some of the tweets:
Djoker making a stronger case for GOAT status with every slam https://t.co/3TcASnXXdx— Nathan Ellenbecker (@NJE13) June 5, 2016
Djoker fan boys really believe he's the GOAT when he's not even top 3 lmao— AB (@tikitakastyle) June 5, 2016
For the love of god, can we plse not go on about djoker being the GOAT 4ever. Most pntless debate in sport @bbctennis— debbie (@abdeb) June 5, 2016
@srbharadwaj still much better than those 2 with 5 slams. He's the clay GOAT, no doubt. But overall even Djoker is greater than him imo.— Nakul (@nakul530) June 6, 2016
Djoker might just be the goat when his career is all said and done— Sam Rardin (@Sam_Rardin) June 5, 2016
Fed with 17. Djoker likely at 12 here shortly. Predict that he will exclipse fed within the next couple of years and stake his claim as Goat— Alex Crum (@ACdotTWEETME) June 5, 2016