Novak Djokovic has been the dominant figure of the previous decade, reducing the deficit to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal and becoming a legit GOAT candidate. Three legends are currently separated by two Major titles, with Federer and Nadal standing on 20 and Djokovic who is chasing them after earning the 18th crown in Melbourne in February. At the moment, it is hard to tell who is the GOAT, especially when we know they are still active, with more titles coming to their cabinets in the next couple of years. Former world no. 1 and a Major winner Andre Agassi can’t tell who is the greatest player of all time, praising all three rivals and saying they all have the favorite surface where they are better than others. To determine the most outstanding player, Andre would love to see Federer, Nadal and Djokovic fighting against each other on all three surfaces in numerous encounters, saying it is the only way to make a difference and pronounce the leading figure.
Andre Agassi shared his thoughts about the GOAT race.
“I think if you took the three best to talk about – Roger, Rafa & Novak – it is different to say who has the best career and when somebody is playing at their best, who is the best. We have the best on fast grass courts with Roger, we have the best on clay with Rafa, and the best on hard courts with Novak. There are multiple surfaces, they can play with each other a hundred times, and I will give you the answer. I wasn’t helping Novak for me; that’s why I stopped. My reasons were because I believed that it’s best for tennis if somehow he could get the best out of himself and then getting to know him & his family; I had a desire to help. My goal is to help you, but if I am in your way or stopping your process or interfering with your process, then it’s best I sort of step out of your way. But I can’t necessarily subscribe to the choices that you are making. So there is a delicate balancing act, and we just far too often found ourselves agreeing to disagree, and that is ok too. There’s no judgment in it,” Andre Agassi said.