Dimitrov reveals who is the GOAT among Djokovic, Nadal and Federer

After qualifying for the 4th round of Wimbledon, the Bulgarian tennis player expressed his opinion on one of the most beautiful rivalries in the history of tennis

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Dimitrov reveals who is the GOAT among Djokovic, Nadal and Federer
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Who is the GOAT tennis among Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer? After qualifying for the 4th round of Wimbledon, the Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov tried to answer this question or rather, the question of questions. Grigor answered some questions about his challenges against the Big 3 at Wimbledon, explaining how it feels to face them and revealing who is for him the greatest tennis player of all time.

"Every year the grass is different here. I think Federer has been the toughest opponent for me on all surfaces. Roger has always been able to take away my time. I remember when I played here against him he was like that in every point. It makes you feel very uncomfortable on the court, it forces you to hit shots that you shouldn't, it takes you completely out of your game. When that happens, you are in trouble against any player, but especially against him. The match against Djokovic, on the other hand, was one of those that I always remember. I often talk about it because it's the one in which I ask myself: What would have happened if...? I had some set points in the fourth set. It was a match in which we both played at a very high level, the margin was very small. I was much more aware of that match. I think I have improved physically compared to the Roger challenge.

Grigor Dimitrov
Grigor Dimitrov© Sean M. Haffey / Staff Getty Images Sport
 

The GOAT? I have always looked to Roger, to players who have a similar game in that sense. He is a pioneer of this sport. Novak is the best ever based on the numbers. He managed to do that in the last phase of his career," exlained Dimitrov, who concluded by naming the shot he would steal from another player: "I would choose Roger's forehand. I think that's probably the shot that has gotten him out of trouble the most over the years."

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