The question of who can be considered the GOAT of tennis history can go on forever and each person can bring different arguments to justify their opinions. Both Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic meet the requirements to be considered the best tennis players in history and after the victory of the Serbian champion, number one in the world, at the Roland Garros, the debate is more open than ever.
The only thing about which there seems to be very little doubt is that Nole has marked a real domination in the last decade; there is no one who has approached his records and numbers of him in recent years and even the other two tennis legends are very far away.
Taking the data from 2011 to now, let’s see how the situation has changed: at that time the domination of Federer (and Nadal on clay-courts) was evident and no one could believe the idea that someone, ten years ago, could dethrone the two of them.
Numbers said Novak Djokovic is the best of the last 10 years
However, a young boy from Belgrade had other ideas in mind: Djokovic won 19 Grand Slams, 31 Masters 1000 (out of 36 total) in this period and remained at the top of the world rankings for 324 weeks, breaking most of his records. opponents.
It must be considered that in this decade, on the one hand, Rafa has dealt with several injuries while Federer has found himself in the most difficult age (between 30 and 40 years).
Now we are in the final phase of this GOAT race and given both age and condition Novak Djokovic is undoubtedly considered the number one favorite to be the tennis player in history with the most titles: Nole is 34 years old and a physique still in perfect condition, so he aspires to continue writing the history of this sport also considering that the young people of NextGen still appear as too discontinuous and still in evident difficulties.
Tsitsipas tried to stop the Serbian’s race, he was also two sets ahead in Paris but Novak Djokovic’s desire for a record is irresistible and in a few days at Wimbledon the Serbian champion will try to settle the score for good.