Former Tennis star Ana Ivanovic had words of praise for her compatriot Novak Djokovic

Tennis fans have always debated about who among the “Big 3” – Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic is the best player the sport has ever seen. Experts have also given their opinions regarding the topic while many have preferred to sit on the fence.

Novak Djokovic (Twitter)

Federer, who recently retired after playing alongside his longtime rival Rafael Nadal at the Laver Cup has won 20 Grand Slam titles. Djokovic has so far won 21 Grand Slams while Nadal tops the list with 22 Grand Slam wins. The Serbian and the Spaniard are far from over and they can add a few more titles to their tally before hanging up their boots.

Ivanovic, during an interview on TV K1, kept Djokovic ahead of Nadal and Federer and gave a lengthy reason in support of the pick. She mentioned how both Nadal and Federer have had their rough patches but Djokovic has “always stayed at top.”

“Novak is definitely the best player in the tennis history. The most fascinating thing about him is how long he is at top of the game. Both Roger and Rafa had ups and downs but Nole always stayed at top.”

A statistical look at Ana Ivanovic’s illustrious career

The 35-year-old won a total of 15 titles during a career that coincided with the legendary Serena Williams’ peak years.

Ana Ivanovic (Twitter)

In her career, Ivanovic won 480 matches and lost 225 with a win percentage of 68.1. She became world No. 1 on 9 June 2008 and held the coveted spot for 12 weeks.

In the double circuit, Ivanovic won 30 matches and lost 35 with a win percentage of 46.2. She did not win any doubles titles in her career. Ivanovic received the highest doubles ranking of No. 50 on 25 September 2006.

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