He has already put together the best Major year since the Rocket. But can he go the extra step, put Federer and Nadal in his rear view mirror and enter tennis Valhalla.
It’s going to be incredibly hard. Zverev’s Olympic win counts for something. And some of the other challengers like Berretini, Tsitspas and Medvedev have been close several times, the usual prerequisite for finally winning a Major. Djokovic would meet Berretini in the Quarters, surely the hardest Quarter he could have drawn.
The Joker is a hard player to pin down….all his wins this year have come after close calls with disaster. Some in 5 sets. Will he be able to right the ship if he gets behind under all this pressure. Who knows, but it’s going to be fascinating to watch.