Novak Djokovic can win 25 Grand Slams and Roger Federer is still the GOAT

Tennis fans have once again delivered their verdict on the long-running dispute over the greatest tennis player of all time, in which they participated Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic as well as Rafael Nadal.

The Spaniard currently leads the Grand Slam race with 22 titles – two of them this year at the Australian Open and the French Open. The Serb is just one title behind him after his triumph at Wimbledon earlier this year. The retired Swiss, meanwhile, has won 20 Grand Slam trophies, a record he originally set at the 2018 Australian Open.

However, when it comes to all major titles, including Grand Slams, ATP Finals and Masters tournaments, Novak Djokovic tops the list with 65 titles, followed by Rafael Nadal with 58 and Roger Federer with 54.

Meanwhile, among the Big Three, Federer is the athlete with the most career titles, with a total of 103 titles. Nadal and Djokovic have won 92 and 91 titles respectively.

In a Twitter debate recently hosted by Eurosport, tennis fans gave reasons for supporting their favourites.

One fan of Roger Federer said the debate was about more than just numbers and recalled that the 41-year-old leads the Big Three when it comes to total titles.

“I’m telling you right now: Djokovic can win 25 Grand Slams and Roger Federer is still in the lead. It’s not just about the numbers. Also, the numbers you have don’t represent the total number of titles they’ve won. Roger is still in the lead with 103 points,” a fan of the Swiss maestro explained.

I’m telling you right now that Djokovic can win 25 Grand Slams and Roger Federer is still an asshole. It’s more than numbers. Also, the numbers you have don’t represent the total number of titles they’ve won. Roger is still in the lead with 103 points. twitter.com/eurosport/stat…

Meanwhile, a fan of Rafael Nadal questioned criteria that only indicated the number of players in big titles.

“Add 2 Olympic golds and almost 17 years in the top 10. Why isn’t he in the middle? a fan asked.

“If someone didn’t know tennis and was told to just look at the stats below and say who was the GOAT if it was Novak Djokovic the whole time. Remember that this is a sport and it doesn’t matter who is the most popular or the stylist. and so on, it matters for records and who is the best tennis player, ”the Djokovic fan argued.

If someone didn’t know tennis and was told to just look at the stats below and say who would be the GOAT if they were Djokovic all the time. Remember that this is a sport, and it doesn’t matter who is the most popular or stylist, etc., it matters by records and whose is the best tennis player. twitter.com/eurosport/stat…

Here are some more fan reviews:

@eurosport Why, when Rafa has more Grand Slams and gold medals, the criteria somehow change and he is not at the top?

Not this agn?!? If you want to add WTF and Masters, how about Olympic Gold and DC? Awy, here’s mine: RF: Most popular/admired of all time. RN: Most loved/greatest of all time on/off the court. ND: Most successful (stats/prize $) of all time. twitter.com/eurosport/stat…

Djokovic has won most of his major tournaments, beating Federer and Nadal. Federer came from an old era, scored most points in 3-5 shots in his prime, very creative and stylish player, reinvented himself and modern tennis. Nadal mastered the art of playing on clay like a robot GOAT 🐐 twitter.com/eurosport/stat… https://t.co/DzQvdjpih2

This is a clear sign that the GOAT debate will never be based solely on statistics. Federer is definitely the best. No debate. twitter.com/eurosport/stat…

It wouldn’t be an argument now if Nole won as many Grand Slams as he should have won during his super-dominant years. twitter.com/eurosport/stat…

@eurosport It is completely inappropriate to ask who is the greatest of all time? All three have achieved prominence and are considered the greatest in their own way. Who can match Nadal’s record of 14 FO titles? Who can match Federer’s record of five consecutive Wimbledon and US Open titles? Who can equal Doko’s AO record?

“Now so many top players are talking about it, Roger Federer was their idol” – Novak Djokovic celebrates the legacy of the Swiss maestro

Novak Djokovic (left) and Roger Federernoted that the legacy of Roger Federer will live on forever. He also noticed how many rising tennis stars revered the 20-time Grand Slam champion as a reflection of his greatness.

“His footprint, his legacy, his footprint that he left will live forever,” said the Serb. “Even now that he has retired, his legacy will live on for many, many more decades and generations.

“Not only did he achieve a lot on the court, but he inspired many young players to pick up a racket,” he added. “Now so many top players are talking about it, Roger was their idol. It’s great, it speaks of his greatness.”

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