‘If Rafael Nadal is around, you can rally with him from…’, says ATP star

The question of who can be considered the best in tennis history can go on forever and each person can provide 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 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 true domination in the last decade; there is no one who has come close to his records and numbers in recent years and even the other two tennis legends are far behind. Taking the data from 2011 until now, let’s see how the situation has changed: at that time the dominance of Federer (and Nadal on clay) was evident and nobody could believe the idea that someone, ten years ago, could dethrone the two. from them. However, a young man from Belgrade had other ideas in mind: Djokovic won 19 Grand Slams, 31 Masters 1000 (out of a total of 36) in this period and stayed at the top of the world rankings for 324 weeks, breaking most of the records of your opponents. It must be borne in mind that in this decade, on the one hand, Rafa has dealt with several injuries while Federer has found himself at the most difficult age (between 30 and 40 years). Now we are in the final phase of this GOAT career and given his 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, which is why it aspires to continue making the history of this sport considering also that the young people of NextGen continue to appear as too discontinuous and still in obvious difficulties. Tsitsipas tried to stop the Serbian’s career, 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 fix the score forever.

Casper Ruud on his passion for Rafael Nadal

Casper Ruud recently spoke about a wide range of topics, including the GOAT debate and his time spent training with his idol Rafael Nadal in Mallorca. Men’s tennis has been dominated by the ‘Big 3’ — Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic — since the early 2000s. “I train for two hours a day and then I have an hour and a half in the gym. It is a great place to train and stay in shape. It has everything to continue adding and also to relax, like the spas,” Ruud said. “If Nadal is around, you can rally with him from time to time. There are also hard days, but they help you improve. The atmosphere is very good.”

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