Djokovic feeling Grand Slam strain: McEnroe

Jun 08, 2012, 09:21 IST | AFP

John McEnroe believes Novak Djokovic is feeling the strain as he closes in on Grand Slam history, but backed the world number one to fire on all cylinders in today's French Open semi-final with Roger Federer

Djokovic already has the Wimbledon, US Open and Australian Open titles in his possession and victory in Sunday’s final would make him just the third man in history, and first in 43 years, to hold all four majors at the same time.

Novak Djokovic

“Novak is really feeling the pressure like he did last year. It’s impossible not to feel that because he’s so close,” said American legend McEnroe yesterday.

“I guess Roger was this close. He had won three in a row and was in the finals twice. I believe Rafa was in the same position in Australia. It did obviously when he (Djokovic) played Seppi. It was like he really was struggling,” added McEnroe.

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