Roddick on the GOAT debate: "Djokovic can overtake Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal"


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Roddick on the GOAT debate: "Djokovic can overtake Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal"

Novak Djokovic managed to win 17 Grand Slam tournaments, 34 Masters 1000 and 5 ATP Finals in the era inevitably marked by two tennis legends such as Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. The Serbian champion is also ahead in the H2H with both rivals (27-23 against Federer; 29-26 against Nadal).

Speaking on Tennis Channel, Andy Roddick analyzed the GOAT debate: "Right now for me, it is Roger and Serena," A-Rod said. "[But] if Novak somehow gets to the point where he is tied for the all-time slams record with Rafa and Roger then it becomes very important on the head-to-head and Masters titles.

The fact that Novak, against basically everyone in the world, that he's played more than a couple times has a winning record and against all people in this conversation also is insane. To have a winning head-to-head record against Roger, Rafa, [Andy] Murray - if Novak is tied on total Slams at the end, it is going to be really tough to argue against his resume."

The Serbian revealed he and his family will be making a major donation through his foundation to help the fight. "We would like to use this opportunity to invite everyone else to join us and help numerous families and people who need help to survive and get healthy again.

We will keep bringing people together, who are calling me every day, and who want to join in. Not everyone can help, many are hit hard by this situation, but fortunately, there are many people and companies who can help. We will open a special account for this emergency situation like we did the last time when we were hit by the floods.

[The] Novak Djokovic Foundation team is working like a well-oiled machine and we are ready to help" - the World number 1 said.