Former world no. 37 and the winner of two ATP titles in Bastad in Oeiras, Carlos Berlocq decided to finish his career at the end of 2019 at the age of 36. Scoring only three main draw wins, the Challenger legend couldn't compete on the level he had in the previous years, hanging up his racquet but staying involved with tennis after becoming a coach of Agustin Velotti.
The winner of 350 Challenger matches and 19 titles from 33 finals, Berlocq was one of the most recognized grinders on the court, playing many epic encounters over the years and competing against the rivals from the top-20 50 times in more than a decade.
Carlos had the opportunity to share the court with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, playing some entertaining clashes against three legends and praising them all, both in the way they have been acting in the last 15 years and for everything they have achieved.
Berlocq said it was a privilege to face them all, pointing out Rafael Nadal as his favorite to finish the career with the most Majors but repeating they all deserve to be in the GOAT chase. "No matter who will end up with the most Major titles, it was an honor to enjoy Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic on the court at the same time.
It is extraordinary to have three best players in history facing each other throughout a career and I'm privileged to have played against them all. I would like to see Rafael Nadal as the player with the most Major titles, I have a special affection for him; at the same time, I take my hat off for all three of them, I have lived with them on the circuit and they are very simple, respectful people, true role models with different styles. Only time will tell who will end up with more titles."