Mouratoglou: "Is the GOAT title just a question of numbers?"



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Mouratoglou: "Is the GOAT title just a question of numbers?"

Novak Djokovic has gone to just one Grand Slam from Rafael Nadal and has overtaken Roger Federer in this special ranking for the first time, after his triumph at Wimbledon 2022. The Serbian champion clinched his 21st Grand Slam by winning the final against Nick Kyrgios, but Nadal made his best start to the season and lifted the trophy to the skies at both the Australian Open and the Roland Garros.

The Spaniard, stopped at 22 Majors, had to say goodbye to the Grand Slam dream without competing in the semifinal with Kyrgios. The abdominal injury in fact forced him into a painful retreat. The fight for the Slam primacy will restart from the US Open: Nadal will certainly be present in New York, while there are numerous doubts related to Djokovic's presence.

The US authorities have no intention of easing access conditions in the coming weeks and the Serb reiterated that he has no plans to get vaccinated.

Mouratoglou: "Is the GOAT title just a question of numbers?"

Patrick Mouratoglou, in a video posted on his Instagram account, focused on the eternal sporting battle among Federer, Djokovic and Nadal: "The GOAT title race is still alive and more exciting than ever.

First, let's talk about the Grand Slam tournaments. Novak won Wimbledon and moved up to 21 Majors: one more to Roger and one less to Rafa . Novak leads the Australian Open rankings with nine wins; Nadal once again dominated Roland Garros; Federer is still the tennis player who has won Wimbledon multiple times.

What will the future hold for us? Novak is the youngest of the Big 3 and is in great physical shape. He therefore has the opportunity to play at his best level for a few more years. But he could be forced to miss the US Open and the Australian Open and play the next Grand Slam at Nadal's home in Paris.

Roger will soon turn 41 and has planned his return to the pitch in this season finale at the Laver Cup. It would be incredible to see him win another Major. Nadal, for his part, is playing the best tennis of his life. He defeated Novak in the quarter-finals at Roland Garros, but he is still struggling with some injuries.

The more time passes, the harder it will be for each of them to win Grand Slam tournaments. There are many young players ready to take their place. Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner will join Majors. Daniil Medvedev has already won one at the US Open.

Nick Kyrgios, Matteo Berrettini and Stefanos Tsitsipas also came close. But is it all related to the Grand Slams? Novak has won over 1000 Masters of all. Rafa is the only one to have won a gold medal at the Olympics in singles.

Roger holds the record for ATP Finals wins. Roger is the one who has won the most ATP titles ever. Is the GOAT title just a question of numbers? "