The fight at GOAT between Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic is a topic of discussion that has been going on for years now. In different historical periods we have seen one of the three predominate over the other two rivals and what Rafael Nadal is doing in this 2022 is a further show of strength.
The Spanish champion is undefeated this season, initially he started with a lot of curiosity given the injury that had kept him inactive for months, but he started to win and increased his incredible numbers even more. Not only the most important Australian Open, but also other tournaments such as the 250 in Melbourne or the Acapulco tournament and also in Indian Wells the numbers of the Iberian champion are indisputable and are growing day by day.
During the night we had yet another proof of the legend of him in one of his many comebacks. The young American Sebastian Korda was ahead 5-2 and served in the third set and seemed now one step away from closing and giving the Majorcan his first defeat of the season.
Nadal dominates in Masters 1000 wins over Djokovic and Federer
In reality, the Spaniard never gives up and this time too he responded in this way and made a comeback, bringing the match to the tiebreaker and closing against an incredulous and disappointed Korda.
This success gives the umpteenth number of Rafa's stratospheric career. Nadal's numbers are incredible, the Spaniard leads the Grand Slam ranking with 22 titles, but this is not the only ranking in which he leads. Although Novak Djokovic is the tennis player with the most Masters 1000 in history, Rafa stalks from close range and Nole's failure to participate in some tournaments (due to lack of Covid vaccination) can prove to be another weapon.
During the night, however, Nadal won the 399 victory in a Masters 1000 tournament and the Spaniard leads this curious ranking, he is clearly ahead of the 281 of his friend and rival Roger Federer and of the 274 instead of the current number two in the world Novak Djokovic. Yet another figure where the Spaniard dominates and a further small piece in the much discussed fight against the GOAT.