It’s possible that other tennis players have been more dominant than Novak Djokovic has been for the last few years in tennis. But evidence of comparable achievement is getting harder to find. Peaking at the twilight of the great Roger Federer and perhaps aided by the physical woes of elite champion Rafa Nadal, Djokovic owns the game in a way few have.
Getting ready for Roland Garros (where he may face a revitalized Nadal) on the clay surface of the Madrid Open, Djokovic gave a tennis lesson to the talented 19-year-old Croation Borna Coric on Wednesday, winning 6-2, 6-4 in just 78 minutes. A victory in Madrid would put Djokovic alone at the top of the list of ATP World Tour Masters 1000 wins. He and Nadal are tied at 28 titles each. Djokovic advanced to the third round with the win.