The question of who can be considered the GOAT of tennis history can go on forever and each person can bring different arguments to justify their opinions. Both Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic meet the requirements to be considered the best tennis players in history and after the victory of the Serbian champion, number one in the world, at Roland Garros, the debate is more open than ever.
The only thing about which there seems to be very little doubt is that Nole has marked a real domination in the last decade; there is no one who has approached his records and numbers of him in recent years and even the other two tennis legends are very far away.
Taking the data from 2011 to now, let's see how the situation has changed: in those days the domination of Federer (and Nadal on earth) was evident and no one could believe the idea that someone, ten years ago, could dethrone the two of them.
However, a young boy from Belgrade had other ideas in mind: Djokovic won 18 Grand Slams, 31 Masters 1000 (out of 36 total) in this period and remained at the top of the world rankings for 324 weeks, breaking most of his records.
opponents. It must be considered that in this decade, on the one hand, Rafa has dealt with several injuries while Federer has found himself in the most difficult age (between 30 and 40 years). Now we are in the final phase of this GOAT race and given both age and condition Novak Djokovic is undoubtedly considered the number one favorite to be the tennis player in history with the most titles: Nole is 34 years old and a physique still in perfect condition, so he aspires to continue writing the history of this sport also considering that the young people of NextGen still appear as too discontinuous and still in evident difficulties.
Ivanisevic on Novak Djokovic's schedule
Goran Ivanisevic, the coach of Novak Djokovic, has revealed that the World No. 1 and his team will depart for Mallorca on Wednesday. Djokovic intends to prepare for Wimbledon by practicing on the grasscourts of the Spanish island.
"We should be there on Wednesday," Ivanisevic said. "In my opinion, we shouldn't be playing the tournament because the grass at Wimbledon is very different compared to one in Mallorca. We need to be in London at least three days beforehand, since Novak is playing on Monday as the defending champion," Ivanisevic added.
"We will stay in Mallorca for seven or eight days. The tournament is under question, it is not the same case as with Belgrade." In that context, Goran Ivanisevic claimed that his charge needs a couple of practice sessions upon touching down in London.
"We need to have at least two practices on grass in London, so yes, we should be there on Friday," Ivanisevic said. "Not only that, we need to get used to very strict conditions at Wimbledon, because the bubble is waiting for us over there as well, we can't move anywhere."