Former world No. 1 Roger Federer absolutely believes that one day the Big Three’s record of 20 Grand Slams could be broken.
Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic each have 20 Majors in their collection.
Federer has been dominant at Wimbledon throughout his career, while Nadal has dominated the French Open and Djokovic the Australian Open, respectively.
“I think yes. I feel like nowadays – and this is not to take anything away from Rafa, Novak or myself, for that matter – but, you know, I feel like it’s easier to dominate through the different surfaces nowadays,” Federer said, per Tennishead.
“Back in the day, yes, we did have three grass-court events, but maybe the margins were slimmer. I feel like there were hard-court players, clay-court players and there weren’t so many players who could play on all surfaces.”
Federer tips a ‘new, incredible’ player to break their record
Many believe that no one will ever again come close to winning 20 Grand Slams.
Federer is a believer that that could happen but underlines it won’t happen overnight.
“Sure, [Bjorn] Borg did it, but things were different. Players weren’t chasing one Slam after another like they are today and record after record. Nowadays such a strategy is much more part of your career,” Federer added.
“So, yes, a new, incredible player will, I believe, break our run of 20 Grand Slams eventually – but not overnight!”
Federer, who recently underwent a knee surgery, made a surprise visit to the Laver Cup this past weekend.
Federer absolutely enjoyed his weekend at the Laver Cup.
“I thought the crowds were absolutely incredible. The matches were good, they were close but at the end Team Europe got it done. Of course, I was personally very happy about it. I was just enjoying watching the great qualify of tennis and I hope you did too,” Federer said.