For more than 15 years, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have been the most prominent figures on the ATP Tour, pushing each other to the limits and standing above all the rivals to grab numerous records. Since 2004, Roger, Rafa and Novak have missed only one year-end no.
1 honor and conquered the majority of the Major and Masters 1000 titles, clinching one record after another and distancing themselves at the top of men's tennis Parthenon. After the US Open 2016, the mentioned trio has grabbed 13 consecutive Major crowns, with Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal reducing the gap to Roger Federer who is still the leader of the pack with 20 most significant trophies in his cabinet.
For Pablo Andujar, that's enough to keep the GOAT title but the Spaniard is aware of the fact that Nadal and Djokovic are there to fight for that award, with Nadal collecting 19 Majors so far and Djokovic who is right there with 17.
The Serb is the youngest player in the trio and the one who has been able to reduce the gap to his primary opponents in the last decade, earning his place among the immortals and hoping to catch Federer and Nadal in the years to come.
Novak kicked off the season with a perfect 18-0 score, adding the eighth trophy from Melbourne to his collection and preparing for more of the same in Paris, London and New York. Nonetheless, the coronavirus pandemic has caused a complete mess in the calendar, with the ATP canceling 13 events in March, April and May and Roland Garros that will go on in September, just seven days after the US Open final!
At the moment, it is uncertain when we are going to see some action and who will find the form after such a long break, with Wimbledon also being in doubt after a tough situation in Great Britain and the rest of the Western world.
In 2019, Nadal celebrated at Roland Garros and the US Open while Djokovic defeated Federer at Wimbledon after fending off two match points in the final.