Rod Laver recently claimed that Novak Djokovic is doing himself no favors by publicly discussing his ambitions for the Calendar Slam. Laver believes that doing so could put more pressure on the Serbian as he tries to achieve one of the toughest feats in tennis, as Djokovic won the Australian Open, the French Open and Wimbledon this year, and only needs a US Open title to complete the tournament. A combination of all four disciplines. If he manages to do so, the 34-year-old will become the first man since Laver himself to complete the calendar championship. In fact, the Australian achieved this feat twice. He also won all four slams in 1962 as an amateur, and Don Badge is the only other male player in the entire history of tennis to win four majors in one calendar year. Novak Djokovic recently stated that winning the calendar title would be the biggest achievement of his career. This statement came as no surprise to many, given how hard it has been to sweep all four championships in a calendar year, and Djokovic has been very vocal about his ambitions in this regard since winning Wimbledon. But while speaking to the Associated Press, Rod Laver warned that the Serb might be calling for unnecessary pressure on himself with his methods. And according to the 11-time slam champion, many “could go wrong” for a Serb even if he’s just fine – equipped to beat all the players in the rounds. “I didn’t say I was going to a Grand Slam; that’s pressure there,” Laver said. “Djokovic, I think he wants to talk about it, so it could be harmful, if there was one. He knows all the players, so there shouldn’t be any problem with [that]…. I think pressure is the only thing that Djokovic might find himself in trouble for [with]. Maybe he’s not feeling well. There are a lot of things that could go wrong. Rod Laver added, however, that he would be happy to welcome Novak Djokovic to ‘the club’ if he wins the US Open and completes the calendar. “I’d be very happy to shake his hand if he can win all four trophies,” Laver said. “And I’d be happy for him to be a part of – whether it’s a ‘club’ or not, I don’t know.” Laffer also insisted that he had no qualms that the exclusive club of Calendar Slam winners might be in the process of getting another addition. “That doesn’t really worry me,” Laver said. “When Don Badge won it in 1938, and I did in 62, we’re in a special club here. There are only two of us.” Novak Djokovic doesn’t have a big serve or a big forehand or a backhand, but they’re all good: Rod Laver praised With a complete Novak Djokovic match, Novak Djokovic is widely considered the most complete player to ever play the game. While his tennis may not be aesthetically pleasing, it is always very consistent and flawless. Many, including Rod Laver, believe that Djokovic’s game is exceptionally good, and as a result he never depends on a particular shot. “He doesn’t have a big serve, a big forehand or a backhand, but they’re all good. That’s one of the things he can count on,” Laver said. If one doesn’t work as it should, then they have something else to rely on.” Log in to reply.