During a recent interview with Sportskeeda, Dimitri Tursunov addressed the GOAT issue, focusing on the Big 3 Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Tursunov told: "To be honest, I happen to read what people are saying about this topic.
Everyone has their own opinion on the GOAT and that's right. I have never had this overwhelming desire to decree who is the greatest. of all time, I don't care much. Roger Federer was the first to dominate the circuit all months of the year.
Pete Sampras was also dominant at times, but Roger took tennis to another level. Then came Rafael Nadal, who hooked Federer and overtook him, hoisting himself up to 22 Grand Slams. At one point, Novak Djokovic joined, who is the youngest of the three and is only one distance behind Rafa in the all-time rankings of the Majors.
day will come someone who will break all their records."
Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer's retirement
Despite a few setbacks, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have won three of the four Grand Slams staged in 2022.
The Spaniard has conquered the Australian Open and Roland Garros, proving once again to be a living legend. Having played just seven official tournaments last year, the Majorcan managed to keep the pain in his foot at bay and hoist himself to 22 Majors.
The Serbian, for his part, paid a very high price for his choice not to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus. The 35-year-old from Belgrade had to miss the Australian Open and the US Open, but redeemed himself by triumphing at Wimbledon for the fourth time in a row (seventh ever).
2022 will also be remembered as the year of Roger Federer's retirement. The Swiss said goodbye to tennis played at the Laver Cup, which took place at the O2 Arena in London from 23 to 25 September. The 41-year-old from Basel played his last match alongside Nadal, only to receive a splendid tribute.