The run-up to the Grand Slam number and the final GOAT title continues to make noise and both fans and insiders are wondering who will end their career with the most Slam titles among the Big Three. Currently Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are at 20 but while for the Swiss it seems really difficult to be able to move from this figure, the other two have a great chance in 2022.
Through the microphones of the Tennis Channel, two great former tennis players like Pam Shriver and Jim Courier talked about the situation of the Big Three and agreed that Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will win other Grand Slams, probably already (or only) in 2022.
Nadal did not win Grand Slams this year thanks to physical problems that have significantly slowed him down while Novak Djokovic has won three Grand Slams, he has reached the two rivals even before the real expectations and seems to be the main candidate to become the tennis player with the most Slams in history.
The words of Pam Shriver and Jim Courier on the Big Three
The two discussed the fight at the GOAT and declared: “The situation in the Grand Slam race will certainly change, Federer is unlikely to win other Grand Slam titles, it is almost impossible.
As for Rafa, he will probably win another Grand Slam while Nole may win two and close at 22 Slams in 2022. The fourth Slam will go to Medvedev or maybe some new champion,” concluded Shriver.
Courier also seemed to agree with the former tennis player and said that Roger Federer will make one last attempt in the next edition of Wimbledon: “I think Roger Federer, given the latest health problems, will not be in Australia. I do not know, however, the conditions of Rafael Nadal who in 2022 will aim everything at Roland Garros and will try to be 100% fit for that event.”
Rafa at the moment has no official dates about his return but will probably participate in the Abu Dhabi exhibition which will be staged from December 16th to 18th.