Laver wishes Djokovic luck for calendar slam

Tennis great Rod Laver wished Novak Djokovic luck in trying to match his achievement by winning all four grand slams in a calendar year.

By winning Roland Garros to earn his 12th grand slam title, Djokovic has now won all four of the sport’s major titles to win a career slam.

If the Serb can win Wimbledon and then the US Open in September, he will join Laver who twice won all four majors in the same calendar year which he achieved in 1962 and 1969.

Laver congratulated Djokovic on winning all four major titles via a video on the Australian Open Twitter account.

“Congratulations Novak on a great effort in winning all four major titles,” Laver said.

“And I just wish you all the best in the future with your matches in Wimbledon and the US Open.”