The debate about who is the greatest tennis player of all time has been going on for some time and in recent years, fans and all the insiders in the world of tennis have reduced the choice to the three legends Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
These three athletes have been dueling for years to the sound of records, the Serbian is number one in the world, he wants to break the record of weeks at the top of Roger Federer's rankings and a few days ago he became the tennis player (among them three) who finished several times the season at the top of the ATP rankings.
The records concerning these three athletes change from day to day, new ones always arrive and many want to consider these statistics to define who really is the GOAT of the tennis world. The ranking that everyone mainly refers to is the Grand Slam title race where Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal lead with 20 tournaments (all-time record) and Novak Djokovic still chases ahead of everyone else with 17 Grand Slam titles.
Novak Djokovic won his 17th Grand Slam at the Australian Open in January and also won 2 Masters Series titles in 2020. Djokovic's coach Marian Vajda revealed that the Serb plans to begin training for the 2021 season in December this year.
Vajda on Novak Djokovic
Still, Marian Vajda focused on the positives from an up-and-down season, and stressed on how 'incredible' Djokovic's feat of ending as No. 1 for a sixth time was. "Novak Djokovic has done something incredible, being the year-end world No.
1 for a sixth time is a fantastic achievement. He has met the goal he set at the beginning of the season," Vajda said. Djokovic did not win the French Open or the US Open in the second half of the season. However, he did manage to claim two Masters Series titles in New York and Rome, which pleased his coach.
"I appreciate that he achieved successful results even after the restart of the season. I was a little worried about how his fitness, he also overcame the coronavirus," Vajda added. "The tournament in New York was unfortunate due to the disqualification, otherwise he could have gotten far there as well.
At the French Open, Rafa gave an excellent performance in the finals, he had an incredible length of strokes. Novak was not completely in his element," the Croat added. The players were allowed to train while being inside the bio-bubble at both the US Open and the French Open.
"It will be very strenuous from an organizational point of view. We will see when the Australian Open starts and whether the preparatory tournaments will take place. It would be great if there was a bubble at the Australian Open like New York and Paris and everything can take place right on the campus in Melbourne," said Vajda.