According to Tennis legend Boris Becker, Novak Djokovic isn’t on the same level as Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
While the Serb is recovering from an elbow injury that has kept him out of the scene for most of the periods in recent times, he is set to return to full fitness in the not too distant future.
Recently, Nadal and Federer have been getting all the fame they deserve after overcoming injuries of their own. Although the Spaniard is currently sidelined as well, the two players remain top of the ATP rankings with Federer leading after becoming the oldest man to claim the number one spot in February this year.
Nonetheless, legendary coach and icon Becker has told Djokovic that he won’t be able to emulate the duo’s performances right away.
He said: “Rafa and Federer have set examples of coming back but they are not normal.
“Usually, they say the amount of time you have been away takes you the same amount to come back to your previous level and I hope that is not the case for Djokovic because that would mean the end of the year,” the former coach said during the 2018 Laureus Sports Award.
“It would be a lot to expect him coming back and wining in his first tournament at a Grand Slam…it takes time.”
The Indian Wells is worthy to take a look at as Federer will be hoping to keep his place at the top while Nadal watches form the sidelines following a hip problem that forced him out of the Mexican Open.