The 28-year-old Federico Coria needed many years to find his best tennis and crack the top-100, following his older brother's Guillermo footsteps. Speaking about the top players, Federico mentioned Novak Djokovic as the one he looks after, predicting that the Serb will finish his career with more Major titles than Federer and Nadal.
After the 2020 season, three Major titles separate the big rivals. The GOAT race has become even more attractive ahead of the upcoming season, with Nadal joining Federer on 20 Major crowns and giving Djokovic an extra motive to catch or even pass them in the future.
For many, Novak is the top favorite to win the GOAT race, playing on a higher level than anybody else when his game is on and having a chance at all four Majors during the season. Djokovic was the favorite to close the gap to Federer and Nadal after the 17th Major trophy claimed in Melbourne last year, setting eyes on Roland Garros and Wimbledon.
Due to the coronavirus, the second Major of the season came at the US Open in September, with Novak making the first and only massive mistake of the season! Kicking off the US Open undefeated in 2020 and right after the 35th Masters 1000 title on the same courts, Djokovic experienced the first default in a career after hitting the lineswoman with the ball, losing a chance to fight for another Major trophy.
Bouncing back, Novak won the title in Rome and reached the Roland Garros final, only to suffer a massive 6-0, 6-2, 7-5 loss to Rafael Nadal that propelled the Spaniard towards the 20th Major. Since 2011, Novak has been the dominant figure in men's tennis, securing six year-end no.
1 honors and winning the most Majors, Masters 1000 and the ATP Finals crowns to access the GOAT race.
Federico Coria believes that Novak Djokovic will win the most Major titles.
The Belgrade native has secured 16 Major shields since the Australian Open 2011, moved closer to Federer and Nadal and ensured his place among the game's legends.
Between Wimbledon 2014 and Roland Garros 2016, Novak claimed six out of eight Majors to leave all the rivals miles behind, becoming the first player with four consecutive titles since Rod Laver in 1969! Struggling with an elbow injury, Djokovic couldn't win any of the next eight Majors, losing ground to Federer and Nadal before bouncing back at Wimbledon 2018.
The Serb has won five of the previous eight titles - Nadal took the other three - hoping for more of the same in 2021 and looking good to close the gap to his most prominent rivals if he stays healthy. "Maybe because of my playing style, I look up to Novak Djokovic the most.
To me, he's the maximum level of perfection you can find, and I'm sure he'll be the player with most Majors won in the future," Federico Coria said.