Federer, Djokovic, Nadal: who and why will the GOAT be?

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Federer, Djokovic, Nadal: who and why will the GOAT be?
Federer, Djokovic, Nadal: who and why will the GOAT be? (Provided by Tennis World USA)

The fight for the title of GOAT, the greatest of all time, at least in tennis, began in a sparkling way. Rafael Nadal won the twenty-first slam title after a comeback that will remain in the annals of this sport against the Russian Daniil Medvedev who therefore failed to get his second consecutive slam and take first place in the ATP world rankings.

The triumph of the Spanish triggered, especially on social networks, the fateful question that arises every time one of the fab three wins an important title: who is the GOAT of history? Very difficult if not impossible to say, easier to draw up the ranking of the most successful tennis player of all time.

In this special ranking that concerns the most important tournaments or slams, finals, masters 1000 and olympics, Novak Djokovic commands. The Serbian champion is at 62, strong from a great 2021 last season: 20 Grand Slams, 5 Finals (shared record with Roger) and 37 Master 1000 (absolute record).

Federer, Djokovic, Nadal: who and why will the GOAT be?

Followed by Nadal who, with the title at the Australian Open, rises to 58: 21 Slam (absolute record), 1 Olympic gold and 36 masters 1000. Finally Roger Federer stopped at 54: 20 slam, 5 finals (record shared with the current number one in the world) and 27 masters 1000.

Of the three, the one who appears decidedly more detached and with less chance of trying is the Swiss who should only return for the season on grass. We therefore move towards a fight between Djokovic and Nadal who will compete for this further record, but not only.

At the moment the Serbian wolrd no.1 is the tennis player with the highest percentage of victories in the history of 83.25%, but strongly pressed by the Spaniard who, thanks to the two titles at the beginning of the year seasoned by ten victories in a row, has rebuilt himself under taking to the 83.24%.

Here too, Roger Federer is a little more detached at 81.98%. What is certain is that these three phenomena have found the strength to win 61 slams in three also because, during their careers, they have raised the bar more and more motivating each other and managing to send back, very often to the sender, the advances. of the Next Gen.