Sporting Life

What can stop Djokovic? Age or an alien invasion?

Novak Djokovic posing with the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup trophy on Monday, after his 10th Australian Open singles title. PHOTO: AFP
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When he’s done, in 2040 or whenever, when he’s made a mess of tennis mathematics, when his rivals are so far behind they’re barely in view, what will we do? Look to Michael Phelps, to Michael Jordan, to Lionel Messi, to other freaks – to put it politely – to make sense of him?

Or will he have passed even them by?

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