After Novak Djokovic won his second Roland Garros title it became obvious that the World #1 player has a very strong chance to tie and surpass the record of his archrivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal who have won 20 titles each. Djokovic's chance to tie comes on July 11th at Wimbledon.
While at Wimbledon there is one more achievement that Novak can get much closer to...a Grand Slam (winning the Australian, French, Wimbledon, and the US Open in a calendar year). This achievement has not been completed since the legendary Rod Laver in 1969 (he also won the Grand Slam as an amateur in 1962).
Indeed winning a Grand Slam is a monumental task. Four major tournaments (requiring seven wins per title), four different surfaces, across three continents between January to September.
How difficult is it to accomplish the Slam? Well, the fact that no one in the men's game has been able to win all four in a calendar year since 1969 is one way to look at it. So hard that there are other "subcategories" now. A non calendar Grand Slam, ie. all four majors in a row no matter where the starting tournament win happened. But even here there is only one player to accomplish just that! Yes, you guessed correctly - Novak Djokovic (2015-2016). There's also a career Grand Slam in winning all four majors during the span of one's career. And only four players have achieved that. - Andre Aggasi, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic.
So no matter what people say about Djokovic, if there's one player who deserves to win a true Grand Slam it would be him. On Sunday July 11th he can get that much closer to it.