According to tennis fans, Novak Djokovic is the greatest of all time, regardless of how many Grand Slam titles he has won, according to a recent Eurosport poll. The renowned broadcaster conducted a study of 4662 tennis enthusiasts, and according to 51% of them, the Serbian winner is the true Greatest of All Time.
To illustrate how not everyone prefers to take a position, consider the late tennis player John McEnroe. “If I had to choose the GOAT among these three, I would tend to separate them; Roger Federer is the GOAT on grass, Djokovic is the best on hardcourt, and Rafael Nadal on clay,” he stated in an interview.
There are numerous criteria to consider when determining the GOAT, and Novak Djokovic has set an astonishing number of records. Regarding the standings for their straight matchups, Novak Djokovic is in first place with 57 victories, followed by Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
Here are the numbers:
Total victories in matches between the Big Three: 57 for Novak Djokovic
57 Rafael Nadal
39 Roger Federer
The debate over who is the true GOAT—a moniker used to refer to the greatest tennis player ever—among tennis aficionados and professionals has grown increasingly heated in recent years.
We witnessed a fantastic tennis match involving Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Roger Federer twenty years ago. Nobody can definitively claim who is the greatest tennis player of all time because each player’s supporters tend to defend the cause of their own athlete.
We have learned crucial information regarding this challenge during the past year: At the age of 41, Roger Federer announced his retirement from tennis, and in the same year, his greatest rivals increased their wins: Rafael Nadal had a strong start to the season and reached 22 Grand Slam titles thanks to his victories at the Australian Open and Roland Garros, while Novak Djokovic climbed to 21 titles with the victory at Wimbledon.
It must be acknowledged that, in contrast to the other two competitors, Rafael Nadal competed in the US Open and Australian Open without the customary competition, as Novak Djokovic was barred from competing due to the Covid 19 vaccination requirement.