'Roger Federer, Nadal and Djokovic have arguments to say...', says ATP ace
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 4636
After a year of absence caused by the pandemic, the Wimbledon tournament finally returns, the third Grand Slam tournament that, compared to the past, will not designate the best seeds by exploiting the points accumulated on the grass but simply will follow the ATP Rankings.
World number one Novak Djokovic is the great favorite of the tournament and after victories at the Australian Open and Roland Garros cradles the dream of the Grand Slam all in the same year, if not a sensational Golden Slam with victory in the Games.
Tokyo Olympics 2021. Rafael Nadal will not be there, the main absence of the tournament but other important tennis players will also be missing such as Croatian Borna Coric, Stan Wawrinka, Milos Raonic and David Goffin with the doubt until the end inherent to Taylor Fritz: the American has undergone surgery less than 10 years ago days, but he's been back on the court for 2-3 days now and he looks ready for the Wimbledon tournament.
If he retires, his 32nd seed will be assigned to Marin Cilic. Both Cilic and Struff, Korda, Nishikori and Nick Kyrgios himself (whose presence in London is still up in the air) are the main obstacles among the unseeded that anyone would like to avoid in the first round of the tournament.
There are four Italian tennis players in the first places, Matteo Berrettini, Jannik Sinner, Lorenzo Sonego and Fabio Fognini: although the last three do not have great reliability on this surface, the Italian Top 10 has just followed from the victory at Queen's and is one of them.
of Novak Djokovic's main opponents. Novak Djokovic won his 19th Grand Slam title this month to move to within one Major of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal's record of 20, adding further fuel to the GOAT debate.
Casper Ruud pays tribute to the Big 3
Men's tennis has been dominated by the 'Big 3' -- Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic -- since the early 2000s.
Speaking to AS, Casper Ruud said each member of the 'Big 3' has a claim to the GOAT moniker. But the Norwegian was quick to highlight Rafael Nadal's haul of 13 titles at Roland Garros. “This is a very difficult question, because each of the three has arguments to say that he is the best.
What Nadal has done is special, because winning 13 times in a tournament like Roland Garros is incredible," Casper Ruud said. "They are all three very good, and are among the 10 or 15 best in history. Not tennis, but all sport," Ruud added.