Roger Federer: 'We never made my success a big...'

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Roger Federer: 'We never made my success a big...'

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer. Three names, three legends. Over the past 20 years, the Big Three have been the absolute rulers of the ATP circuit and arguably the strongest in tennis history. 60 Grand Slam titles won, equally divided for each one, and a series of records obtained from year to year have allowed the three tenors to gain fans all over the world and to bring many people closer to the sport.

Over and over again we have wondered who is the strongest, without obtaining a certain answer. But wanting to analyze only the statistical data, which of the three has reached the magic number of 20 slams in less time? Taking age as a criterion, it is Novak Djokovic who won his 20 Grand Slam (Wimbledon 2021) as a youngest (34 years and 2 months).

Roger Federer achieved the feat at the age of 36 at the 2018 Australian Open and Rafael Nadal was 34 years and four months old when he lifted his 20th Major at the 2020 French Open. 20 Slam, it is always Nole who is the master.

The Serbian, who turned pro in 2003, won Wimbledon in 2021, taking him 18 years. Nadal and Federer, on the other hand, needed 19 years (the Spaniard turned pro in 2001 and won his 20th slam in 2020, Roger joined the pros in 1999 and joined the feat in 2018).

The statistics of the last decade all lean heavily in favor of the current number 1 in the ATP ranking. If until 2011 King Roger had already won 16 slams, Nadal 9 and Djokovic only 1, in the decade 2011-2021 Nole won 19 slams, one more than those won by Federer, Nadal and Murray combined.

Roger last competed on the ATP Tour at Wimbledon

Roger Federer is regarded as one of the greatest athletes of all time. Apart from the statistical records, Federer is also actively involved in numerous philanthropic activities.

The Swiss Maestro is the founder of the Roger Federer F., which aims at providing a suitable education to underprivileged children, and claims to have reached almost two million children. Obviously very discreet about his many accomplishments within his household, Roger Federer admitted that his four children had discovered that their father was a real star of his sport thanks to their friends.

A rather astonishing revelation and which says a lot about the humility and the simplicity of the man with the 20 Grand Slam titles. “For a long time, my children had no idea of my accomplishments. They found out from their friends that their father was once world number 1. They were quite astonished. We never made my success a big topic at home."