In a recent interview with MARCA, Ilie Nastase expressed his opinion on the GOAT, talking about Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Nastase said: "If the greatest ever is the one who has won the most Grand Slams, the answer is Rafael Nadal right now."
He added: "From my point of view, there are other factors that should be considered in this speech. Roger Federer has an impressive talent and has helped to increase the popularity of tennis. Novak Djokovic holds several records and was the great ruler of the game.
last decade. However, Rafa's 21 Majors could earn him the title of GOAT. " During an interview with Telegraf, Andrey Rublev said he was skeptical about the chances of seeing Federer at the highest level: "He will definitely try to play some other tournaments, but I think it is very difficult to return to the top at his age and after a period of absence so long.
" Federer had to collect Nadal's overtaking in the all-time Grand Slam standings, while Djokovic snatched the record for weeks at the top of the ATP rankings.
Rafael Nadal turned the tables on the table by winning the Australian Open 2022.
In a tournament that had often been hostile to him in the past, the Spanish champion achieved a memorable ride that awarded him the 21st Major of his amazing career. The former world number 1 came back two sets of disadvantage to Daniil Medvedev in the final, undermining his opponent's certainties just when the Russian seemed one step away from the finish line.
Thanks to his triumph at Melbourne Park, the 35-year-old from Manacor has overtaken Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic in the all-time Grand Slam standings. Rafa also became the fourth man in history to have conquered all majors at least twice.
Djokovic will try to join him at Roland Garros, while Federer will have to wait until the end of summer (or the beginning of autumn) to see Federer back on the pitch. Given his age and physical condition, the Swiss is the one who has the least chance of increasing his showcase.