The first three Grand Slam tournaments of 2022 were won by either Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic, demonstrating once again that the generational shift is a myth. The 36-year-old Spaniard stunned the tennis world by winning the Australian Open and Roland Garros after an extended absence due to injury.
With this victory, the Iberian moved past Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic into first place with 22 Majors. The Serbian closed the gap by matching his hero Pete Sampras with a seventh Wimbledon title.
The Belgrade native, now 35, has saved a financially doomed season. Nole has likely paid a steep price for her decision not to get the Coronavirus vaccine and will miss the US Open next month as a result.
As for Federer, he recently underwent surgery on his right knee and is still having trouble recovering. The Laver Cup will be held at London’s O2 Arena from September 23-25, and the 40-year-old from Basel is expected to return.
Tommy Robredo denied King Roger’s inclusion in the GOAT title fight in an exclusive interview with Sportskeeda.
A Word from Robredo About the Big 3
“Rafael Nadal [was the toughest to play against] for the way he plays, with this speed of the ball, the spin of his forehand, for the difference due to him being left-handed, and for the way that he runs after every ball as if it were the first,” Robredo said.
While retiring, the 40-year-old had a 2-7 record against Novak Djokovic and a 1-11 record against Roger Federer. “I don’t say the others are easy.. but for me, Rafa Nadal had something that makes you suffer more inside the court than the rest,” Robredo said.
The 36-year-old addressed the topic of talent in a recent interview, explaining that he thinks the best talent is displayed by those who have the most victories. Many fans and experts took notice of Nadal‘s recent comments about talent. He explained, “The point of playing tennis, or any other sport, is to win.
Therefore, it seems obvious to me that the winner is the person who possesses the greatest amount of talent. Serena Williams’s ex-coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, responded to Nadal‘s remarks later with a story on his personal Instagram account.
I agree with this statement one hundred percent,” he said in that account. Talent in its purest form is the capacity to succeed.