John Millman: 'It should be Big Five, not Federer, Nadal and Djokovic'



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John Millman: 'It should be Big Five, not Federer, Nadal and Djokovic'

The last 15 years of tennis have been literally monopolized by three players: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. These three champions have totaled something like 56 Slam in total, accumulating hundreds of weeks at the top of the ranking and breaking one record after another.

Although less than these three legends in terms of results, Andy Murray has been counted by many in the Olympus for many years: so much so that for several years there has been talk of Big (or Fab) Four, thus considering the Scot as the other three champions.

As much as Andy Murray has won only three Slams, it should not be forgotten that the Briton has won two Olympic gold medals and 14 Masters 1000 over his career, as well as being the number 1 in the world after a 2016 simply amazing.

There are also three Slams won by Stan Wawrinka, who has repeatedly beaten the Big Four on the most important stages (Djokovic knows something about it), despite not having the same continuity of performances. Nonetheless, in a comment to a tweet by Daniel Vallverdu, John Millman paid tribute to Stan The Man with a huge compliment.

John Millman's commentary on Stan Wawrinka and the Big 5

Vallverdu, former coach of Tomas Berdych and Grigor Dimitrov and currently in Stan Wawrinka's team has posted on his Twitter account a post on the sale of signed Big Four rackets, seasoned with a photo of Djokovic, Federer, Murray and Nadal.

Millman took the ball to retweet: "The Big Four are an invention, they should be called Big 5 and include Stan Wawrinka." With the Swiss, moreover, Millman seems to be particularly at ease, as shown by the two recent previous Slams against Roger Federer.

At the round of 16 of the US Open 2018, in a particularly sultry evening session, the Australian came to eliminate the 20-time Slam champion in four sets; and in the most recent direct confrontation, dating back to the 2020 edition of the Australian Open, Millman went close to repeating the feat, only surrendering to the decisive super-tiebreak.

Stan Wawrinka won a total of 16 titles, of which tre Majors: Australian Open 2014, Roland Garros 2015 and US Open 2016, the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters 2014 and the Davis Cup of the same year. H ealso played and lost the 2017 French Open Finals. He also won the Olympic gold medal in the men's doubles with Roger Federer at Beijing 2008.