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Is Novak Djokovic the GOAT?

Who is the GOAT in each sport?

What we are seeing over the last decade in professional tennis is absolutely incredible.  Three all-time greats – Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer –  battling it out for the greatest tennis player ever…  All in their primes at the same time.  In the #CJJblog this week, I explain why I think Novak Djokovic should now be labeled as the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time).  Enjoy.

  • Dreamer.  A lot of greats will be quite shy and coy when asked about their goals and where they hope to rank among all-time greats.  Not Novak.  Every time he has been asked about his legacy, he states – with no hesitation – that he wants to be considered the greatest tennis player ever.
  • Will to win.  Djokovic demonstrates his will to win in three key areas: 1) Physical preparation (body and mind), 2) Opponent analysis/strategy, and 3) Mental toughness.
  • CANEI – Novak embodies constant and never-ending improvement.  His game has evolved tremendously over the years as he adapts and improves upon his weaknesses.
  • Team.  Novak and his team (trainers, coaches, etc.) certainly have a love/hate relationship.  They work hard and push each other to the limit, in order to get the best out of Djokovic on the court.
  • Challenge himself.  Every tournament, every match, every point…  He is challenging himself to get better.  Now, he is (in my book) the GOAT.

Did You Know?  Coach delivered his Leadership Keynote speech this week to a group of college students at SUNY Brockport in Rochester, NY.

Life Tip # 36:  What is the biggest room in the world?  The room for improvement.

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