It is not easy to choose the best between Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. After the Spaniard clinched his 20th Grand Slam at Roland Garros last year (equaling Federer's all-time record) and the Serbian triumphed in Australia just over a month ago, the GOAT debate is back on track.
alive than ever. The Swiss phenomenon, who returned to the field in Doha, ending a very long stop, will try to play his last chances at Wimbledon and the US Open in the summer. At the age of 40, it will not be easy for the Maestro to impose himself in a tournament at the best of five sets, although the Basel legend has repeatedly shocked the whole world thanks to his eternal class.
Nadal will have a huge opportunity at Roland Garros in less than two months, even if he will have to deal with a Djokovic intent on snatching his crown in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. In a recent interview with CNBC TV18, former ATP number 1 Andre Agassi offered some reflections on the endless controversy of the greatest ever.
Agassi on the Big 3
"The problem in answering that is that their careers are still going on, you know what I mean," Andre Agassi said. "So there’s still a lot to be determined." Andre Agassi then explained why it is difficult to label one of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal as the 'GOAT'
The American believes there are many factors that influence this debate, and that judging the players by their overall career-graph or one-time peak form would give many different answers. "I think if you took the three best to talk about - obviously Roger, Rafa & Novak," the American went on.
"It is different to say who has the best career and it is different to say when somebody is playing at their best, who is the best." At World No. 7, Roger Federer has his eyes set on Wimbledon Championships and Tokyo Olympics this year.
For these reasons, he played only one tournament in Qatar, at the back of a 13-month long layoff due to surgery. However, he believes that he requires more time in training to prepare for the grass season. It would be a dream come true for both him and his fans to win a Grand Slam at 39. Above all, Federer is and will remain one of the brightest chapters in tennis history.