The Big 3 have written unforgettable pages of tennis history over the past decade and a half. Novak Djokovic has a chance to become even more legendary if he manages to complete the 'Calendar Grand Slam' on Sunday. The world number 1 qualified for the final of the US Open by beating Alexander Zverev in five sets, as well as taking revenge for the defeat he suffered at the Tokyo Olympics at the hands of the German.
The last obstacle in his path comes under the name of Daniil Medvedev, who came out with broken bones in the last act of the Australian Open 2021. The Serbian phenomenon will try to exploit that favorable precedent to win his fourth title in New York, which would be by far the most special of his career.
The speech relating to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal is very different, both in the pits due to injury and very far from the glories of the past. Everyone hopes that the Swiss and the Spaniard will give themselves a last round of jousting to end their extraordinary careers with dignity.
In a recent interview for the ATP website, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga illustrated how the huge success of the Big 3 has prevented so many players from receiving proper consideration.
Tsonga opens up on the Big 3
“The accomplishment is great for us.
I can say it now because in my career it was never enough what we did. But today we know we've played with the top three tennis players of all time. This is something we can be proud of because we have played in this generation and we have won a lot.
We've all won almost 500 games and it's just amazing. In France, we have always been treated like the guys who lose because of these three guys (Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic) who won everything. Today, we can say with pride that it is a good performance that we achieved," Jo-Wilfried Tsonga rejoiced in remarks given to the ATP.
Shaking the record books once again is the man of the hour, Novak Djokovic. The world tuned in to watch the Serbian legend in action, as he headed forward in his quest for a historic Calendar Grand Slam. Notably, in his way stood the threat of an opponent who caused the biggest upset of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Alexander Zverev.
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic left no stone unturned as he took on the German international in the semi-finals of the US Open. Notably, even his young counterpart bought to court his best tennis possible, beating the Serb in the first set.
However, unfazed by his initial loss, Novak put on a show, running riot on the court, showing why he’s the best out there.