Flavio Saretta picks Novak Djokovic as tennis GOAT

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Flavio Saretta picks Novak Djokovic as tennis GOAT

Former Brazilian tennis player Flavio Saretta says it is "surreal" what Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have accomplished. The Big Three have dominated the game for the past decade and a half and they are the three players with the most Grand Slam success in tennis history.

Nadal owns a record 21 Grand Slams, while Djokovic and Federer each have 20 Majors. "At the time Pete Sampras was the record holder and had 14 Grand Slams it was a surreal thing to imagine that someone would win that. We have three guys in this generation with 20 Grand Slams [Nadal won 21st after this interview].

they did. And with chances of winning more. I think that 50 years from now, the comparison will be measured by the number of Grand Slams that each one has, there's no way," Saretta told Betway.

Saretta says Djokovic the GOAT

During his interview, Saretta was asked to choose one between the three greats.

Saretta picked Djokovic and said the Serb has "Federer's genius with Nadal's mental and physical strength." Djokovic didn't get a chance to play the Australian Open and compete for a record 21st Grand Slam title. Despite being stripped off a chance to play in Melbourne and deported from the country, Djokovic plans to return to the Australian Open in the future.

Djokovic is a record nine-time champion at Melbourne Park. “I will always remember all the nice things that happened for me in Melbourne. I had a lot of professional and personal beautiful moments there. Despite all this, I have a great connection with Australia.

Results that I had in Melbourne show you how I feel when I go there. “Everything that has happened this year was totally unexpected. It will be hard to forget, but I want to come back to Australia in the future and to play on Rod Laver Arena again”.

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