Seles Would Have Enjoyed 'Phenomenal' Mixed Doubles Partnership With Djokovic

Seles Would Have Enjoyed 'Phenomenal' Mixed Doubles Partnership With Djokovic

by Alex Waite

Former WTA great Monica Seles said she would have enjoyed playing in the same era as Novak Djokovic, especially as the compatriots could have joined forces to make a fearsome mixed doubles team.

Djokovic has continued his strong form from 2023 into the 2024 season as the Serbian has reached the Australian Open semi-final, where he will face Jannik Sinner. The impressive run followed the success from the previous season, where the world number one lifted the Australian Open, Roland Garros, and US Open.

These three titles took the Serbian's total Grand Slam tally to 24 for his career. One former player, Seles, who notched nine major titles and was born in Serbia before moving to the United States, told Sport Klub that she always knew Djokovic would set a high bar in men's tennis.

"I stopped counting Novak Djokovic's Grand Slam titles a long time ago, I knew for a long time that he would break all the records and set some very difficult ones for generations to come."

It appears likely that Djokovic will continue, at least for this season, to keep competing to add to his overall Grand Slam tally, starting with his Australian Open title defense. As a result, the 36-year-old's potential retirement date is still unknown as he keeps pushing the boundaries.

When looking at her own and Djokovic's career, Seles believes the duo would have made a powerful mixed doubles team. In addition, the former Yugoslavia-US player backed the world number one to go and win the Australian Open and thanked him for his support.

"I just wish we would just play in the same era, it would be great if we played a mix together, that would be phenomenal."

"Thank you, Novak Djokovic, for the gratitude and respect and - let's go, win the Australian Open."


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