How and why are Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic the most popular tennis players of this age and, perhaps, ever? Their incredible achievements have exalted fans and crowds for almost fifteen years. Today The Big Three are at the center of the Slam Race: Federer is the recordman with 20 Slams, Nadal follows with 19, then Djokovic, champion at the Australian Open 2020, with 17.
This season will be decisive in order to understand who among them can become the King of the Slams, but, as everyone knows, Federer, Nadal and Djokovic are still the tennis players who won the most Slam in the history of men's singles.
The reasons for their popularity and the love of the fans towards them are manifold. Their challenges were epic and dramatic and conquered several generations of fans and crowds. Thanks to them, ATP is still experiencing the heyday of its entire history.
Records, impossible and irreplaceable victories, triumphs, but also falls, tears, injuries and very negative moments, to demonstrate that our three heroes are not gods, but simple men. Federer, Nadal and Djokovic dominated tennis, and are still doing it, leaving only a few crumbs for everyone else.
But the Big Three are also experiencing an era where technology is making their careers mainstream, while science is lengthening them. Diet, physiotherapy, mental coach, specific training, racket evolution: these are only some aspects that contributed to making their careers very long-lived.
The development of the media, especially on the internet and the advent of social media made their popularity in the eyes of everyone. on social networks it is also possible to know when a star goes to the toilet, let alone when the fans' favorite champions post photos of events or their holidays.
Their public image has a greater resonance than the players of the past, inevitably. As if to say, players of their immense talent were born in the perfect era for them. Result? Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are the most popular tennis players ever.