The most effective players in the Slam finals: Federer and Djokovic out of the Top-3!
by LORENZO CIOTTI | VIEW 7469
There is a particular data, which concerns Grand Slam tournaments, which sees two legends like Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic off the Top-3. This is the percentage of victories in relation to the finals played in Grand Slam tournaments, given that only those who have played at least 15 are taken into consideration.
At the head of this interesting ranking we find the Australian Roy Emerson with 80%, the result of 12 final wins, with only three defeats. Behind him the American Pete Sampras at 77.8% (14-4). On the third step of the podium we see Rafael Nadal, with 73.3% (22-8).
In fourth place is the Swede Bjorn Borg with 68.8% (11-5). Then we find another American, Bill Tilder, winner of 10 Majors, with only three defeats (66.7%). With the same percentage here is Novak Djokovic (22-11). In seventh position another Australian, Rod Laver at 64.7% (11-6).
Roger Federer closes in last position with 64.5 (20-11). Off the ranking, but still worthy of mention Andre Agassi, who boasts 8 Grand Slam titles, but with 7 defeats in the final. The same goes for compatriot Jimmy Connors.
Also for him 8 successes and 7 defeats.
Novak Djokovic King of the Australian Open
Novak Djokovic won his 22nd Grand Slam title at the Australian Open less than a week ago, catching up with Rafael Nadal in the all-time rankings.
The 5th in the last 7 appearances in the most important tennis tournaments testifies to the absolute dominance acquired by the Serbian tennis player in recent years, probably facilitated by the retirement of Roger Federer and a generation, that of the youngest, who still struggles to excel.
The number one in the world, also thanks to the physical problems accused by the Spaniard in recent months, will be able to increase his numbers, while also maintaining another great goal, that of the Calendar Grand Slam, which he only caressed in 2021.
A story, that of the Big Three, which in the last twenty years has taken on the contours of a real hegemony. 44 Majors won by the trio from 2003 to today make them the most successful tennis players in the history of this sport. More detached from them other legends such as Pete Sampras, Roy Emerson, Bjorn Borg, Rod Laver.