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.
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.
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