'Roger Federer, Nadal, Djokovic're the greatest players ever', says ATP ace

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'Roger Federer, Nadal, Djokovic're the greatest players ever', says ATP ace

Roger Federer is ready to return to the field after last year's knee surgery. The Swiss champion will make his debut in 2021 at the ATP 250 in Doha, scheduled from 8 to 14 March. The number 5 in the world will also participate in the ATP 500 in Dubai the following week.

The news is given by Luca Fiorino, journalist of SuperTennis. In addition to Federer, other prominent names such as Dominik Thiem, Gael Monfils, Kei Nishikori, Danis Shapovalov and Andrey Rublev are also expected to take part in the tournament.

To tell the truth, our Matteo Berrettini should also take part in the event unless plans change following the injury that forced the Roman to retire from the Australian Open. The ATP 500 in Dubai will be staged from 14 to 20 March.

It is Roger Federer himself who holds the record of successes with eight triumphs in the tournament, followed by five-time winner Novak Djokovic. Several number 1s in the world such as Thomas Muster, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Andy Roddick, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray have established themselves in the history of the event.

Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have reigned supreme on the men's tour for nearly two decades now. They have amassed a total of 58 Grand Slam titles between them and finished in the top 2 of the men's rankings for each of the last 17 seasons.

Speaking after his fourth-round win over Mackenzie McDonald at the Australian Open, Daniil Medvedev marveled at the ease with which the Big 3 have been accumulating Majors.

Medvedev pays tribute to the Big 3

Daniil Medvedev then drew a comparison between the Big 3 and himself, stressing how difficult it would be for him to come anywhere close to their numbers.

The Russian claimed that he would have to win all the Slams for five years in a row to be able to accumulate a record similar to Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic. "(It) is amazing because, for example, me, I'm 25.

I'm playing good tennis," Daniil Medvedev said. "I feel like I'm one of the top players in the world. I have zero Slams. Imagine for me to get 20, I need to win five years in a row every Slam. Five years in a row I need to win every Slam against amazing opponents, five-set matches, not be injured," he added.

"That's ridiculous numbers. For me, they're the three for sure greatest players in the history of tennis."