The player “the ultimate tennis GOAT” that coach Patrick Mouratoglou created shares traits with the Big Three players Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic. Three times, the name of 20-time Grand Slam victor Federer was brought up because Mouratoglou claimed that his ideal GOAT would possess the Swiss player’s all-around skill, volley, and footwork (North/South).
The record-setting 22-time Grand Slam victor Nadal heard his name spoken twice by Mouratoglou as the French coach declared the Spaniard to be the GOAT because of his determination and spirit of battle. Also featured three times was Djokovic, who won his 21st Grand Slam championship at Wimbledon this past summer, as Mouratoglou added the Serb’s return, backhand, and athleticism to his list of the greatest players of all time.
Additionally, Mouratoglou disclosed that the serve of Nick Kyrgios, the forehand of Stefanos Tsitsipas, and the movement (East/West) of Daniil Medvedev would make up his ultimate GOAT.
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The only Grand Slam triumph for Djokovic this year came at Wimbledon, while Federer is not scheduled to compete until 2022. Nadal has won two Grand Slams this year.
When predicting the future, Mouratoglou speculated that Djokovic might be the Big Three member with the highest chance of winning additional Grand Slam titles. Rafael Nadal recently defeated Novak in the quarterfinals of the French Open, but Mouratoglou revealed in a video broadcast on his Instagram that Nadal still battles greatly with his injuries.
“The youngest of the three, Novak is in excellent physical shape. He still has a chance to compete at the best level for a few more years, but he may not be able to play in the upcoming US Open and Australian Open, which would leave the French Open as his only remaining opportunity to win a major.
Roger, who will turn 41 soon, intends to participate in the Laver Cup and the Swiss Indoors in Basel. Although it will be amazing to see him back on the court, it is quite improbable that he will win another Major.”