Wimbledon semifinalist Denis Shapovalov says Novak Djokovic is the best of the Big Three according to the results but insists it's very difficult to compare them. Djokovic, 34, is tied with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer on the all-time Grand Slam record list with 20 Majors.
This past US Open, Djokovic had a chance to win a record 21st Grand Slam and become the first player since 1969 to win all four Grand Slams in the same season. Unfortunately for Djokovic, he suffered a straight-set defeat to Daniil Medvedev in the final.
Afterward, Medvedev stated that Djokovic is one the greatest modern players. Shapovalov, who lost to Djokovic in the Wimbledon semifinal, was asked about Medvedev's comment. "This is a very controversial issue.
Of course, according to the results, he is the best of the three, but each player has his own style there, and it is very difficult to compare them," Shapovalov said.
Djokovic was also praised by Lorenzo Sonego
“Djokovic has had incredible results, is practically the strongest in history in terms of trophies won,” Sonego said, per Tennishead.
“He has the grandest objectives, like winning the calendar year Grand Slam which he almost did this year”. Last week, Medvedev came to the defence of Djokovic, who is refusing to reveal his vaccination status.
"Look, I really liked what Novak said the other day. Tennis is an individual sport and I never want to reveal medical information because my rivals would have information about my possible weaknesses. In this case it should be the same.
Vaccination is a decision personal and there is no reason to disclose information, I am not going to do it. Those who do not want to be vaccinated will claim to have some type of injury in order not to compete, without having to admit that they are unvaccinated.. As for me, I will only say that I want to play the tournament," Medvedev said.