Two of the biggest names in tennis, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, won the first three Grand Slam tournaments of 2022. The 36-year-old Spaniard stunned the tennis world by winning both the Australian Open and Roland Garros after a lengthy injury layoff.
Thus, the Iberian climbed to 22 major titles, putting him far ahead of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in the all-time rankings. The Serb closed the gap by matching his hero Pete Sampras’s record of seven Wimbledon titles.
The Belgrade native, who is now 35 years old, saved a struggling season. Specifically, Nole is unlikely to be able to fly to the United States next month to compete in the US Open because of the costs associated with his decision to forego the Coronavirus vaccination.
After yet another procedure on his right knee, Federer is still having trouble recovering. The Basel native, now 40 years old, is anticipated to compete once again in the Laver Cup, which will take place at London’s O2 Arena from September 23-25.
Sportskeeda reported that in an exclusive interview, Tommy Robredo declared that he would not be fighting King Roger for the GOAT title.
The King is ignored by Robredo.
The current battle for the greatest of all time is between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, Robredo said.
“Whether the number of Grand Slams won is the most important statistic or the number of Davis Cups, Finals, Masters 1000 titles, and weeks spent at the top of the ATP ranking are also significant. It’s hard to come to a fair conclusion, “”Tommy fessed up.”
Former ATP No. 5 Fernando Gonzalez spoke highly of Djokovic in a recent interview with ‘CLAY,’ saying, “I think he’s the best player in the world.” “We were all rooting for Nole last year when he almost completed a “Calendar Grand Slam.”
Attempting that would have been a huge challenge. His performance in the US Open final suffered under the weight of immense pressure. I felt terrible; I had hoped to witness such a feat in person “–The Chilean disclosed in confidence.