The Big 3 currently share a record 20 Grand Slam titles, a loot that speaks volumes about their dominance over the past decade and a half. Novak Djokovic is certainly the player who has the most chance of increasing his showcase, also considering the results he achieved in 2021.
Just think that the world number 1 has won three Majors this year, in addition to having touched the legendary ' Calendar Grand Slam ' In the event of a triumph at the US Open, the Serbian phenomenon would have detached Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the all-time standings, climbing to 21 Grand Slams.
The 34-year-old from Belgrade had to surrender to Daniil Medvedev in the final, but he will try to write new pages of history in 2022. The situation of Roger and Rafa is very different: the Swiss does not win a Major from the Australian Open 2018, while the Spaniard has won his last Grand Slam at Roland Garros 2020.
In a long exclusive interview with the 'Tennis365' portal, Fernando Gonzalez expressed his opinion on the three sacred monsters.
Gonzalez on the Big 3
“A few years ago, the idea that anyone could win 10 Grand Slams was incredible, but now we have three guys with 20 and it is just amazing,” Gonzalez said.
Gonzalez then revealed he thinks Novak Djokovic will keep breaking records and ultimately come out on top in terms of statistics. The Chilean asserted, though, that this is not what he feels decides which player is the greatest.
“In terms of the numbers, I’m sure Novak is going to end up with the most Grand Slams and maybe the best statistics, but for me there are other factors when you decide who is the greatest," Gonzalez continued.
"Novak is breaking all the records and it looks like he will continue to do that for a number of years. For me, you don’t just say this guy had the most the titles so he is the best," Gonzalez said. "You can pick who your favorite is for the way the three guys play.
I prefer Roger. His one-handed backhand, serve and volley and his style is more classic. When you watch Novak, he looks like he will never miss a ball and Rafa is running everywhere with pain all over his body, so it is tough to say who is the greatest”.
Rafael Nadal will be finally making his comeback to professional tennis soon. The Spaniard has been away from the ATP Tour since Washington Open in August 2021. However, just ahead of his return at the Mudabala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, Nadal sent a lovely message to all his fans.