Roland Garros 2021 went on file with the fantastic victory of Novak Djokovic in comeback over Stefanos Tsitsipas. After slipping back two sets, the world number 1 found an unexpected energy within himself, completing a sensational comeback to say the least.
The Serbian phenomenon has therefore won his second title in Paris, taking away the added satisfaction of having now conquered all the majors at least twice. The 34-year-old from Belgrade can also lull the dream of completing the Grand Slam, as he will start with the odds at both Wimbledon and the US Open.
In a recent interview with 'Metro' before the start of the grass season, three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray expressed his opinion on the long-standing GOAT debate. The Scottish veteran believes Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have accomplished such extraordinary feats that they could all claim the title of best of all times.
Nor should we forget that their careers have not yet come to an end.
Andy Murray pays tribute to the Big 3
"I mean, none of their careers are finished yet, so I think obviously you have to wait and see what happens," Andy Murray said.
"But, I mean, all of them – yeah, for me, the fact he’s (Novak Djokovic) won every Masters Series twice. And yesterday has won every Slam twice as well, which for him is something that obviously stands out as where you could make that argument, well, you know, that is incredible what he’s done."
Turning his attention to Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray lavished praise on the Spaniard's feat of 13 Roland Garros titles. "Then, like, with Rafa, you would then look and go, well, on clay he’s won 13 French Opens," Murray said.
"You know, that’s the most that anyone has won at a single Slam. That’s incredible. Then with Roger Federer, you know, he’s been doing it all multiple kinds of generations now," Andy Murray said. "He’s still able to compete at the highest level.
He’s 39 years old. You know, his record and his results on grass are unmatched. You know, all of them have, you know, things that or achievements that you could argue make them better than another. I mean, I’m not, I don’t know if they are, maybe they are, but I’m not that fussed about who is the best," Murray said.
"I think there is no doubt that it’s been the best era in tennis history. So it’s incredible what all of them have done. It’s been great to have played during that period and also challenging."