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‘Roger Federer and Nadal are making their way at the same time’, says top coach

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The Swiss Maestro has been holding the record for the most Grand Slams for a long time

Roger Federer is the tennis player with the most triumphs in Wimbledon, the oldest and most prestigious trophy in the world, the Swiss leads with 8 successes, ahead of Pete Sampras, while Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are very distant.

In addition, Roger spent 200 weeks in each of the top three positions in the ATP ranking, another record that sees the other two very distant. Numbers in hand is the tennis player who has spent several weeks in the Top 5 (831), in the Top 10 (908), in the Top 20 (989) and in the Top 30 (1012, the latter series still in progress since 30 October of the distant 2000).

Federer is the only tennis player in history to have achieved 5 consecutive victories in Grand Slam trials, a result achieved in Wimbledon and the Us Open and he is also, identity card in hand, the only athlete to have won 3 Grand Slam titles Slam after turning 35.

Precisely on this record of longevity, many wonder: Nadal and Djokovic will be competitive at that age? Federer’s records are almost unlimited: the Swiss holds the record of consecutive finals in Grand Slam events, 10, the record of 31 finals played in Grand Slam events and the absolute record of even 23 semifinals reached consecutively in Grand Slam tournaments.

In a recent interview with La Nacion, Franco Davin discussed whether Roger Federer is unhappy that his rivals are coming close to beating his record.

Davin on Roger Federer
“I do not know. I think it is already a little further.

He passed that barrier of competing against Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic. It seems to me that people put it in a place where everyone wants it. Nadal the same. I really like Nadal because he gives everything, he competes one hundred percent; It reminds me a little of what [Guillermo] Vilas was.

And I like that. Today it is not easy to find that nobility to compete one hundred percent. And Roger Federer and Nadal feel great, very great and are making their way at the same time” – Franco Davin said. When Federer won his 20th Grand Slam title in 2018, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the popular ‘GOAT’ debate in tennis was over.

20 Slam was unprecedented in men’s tennis, and at that time it would take a while before a ‘new Roger Federer’ was born to eclipse it. Even though the next two greatest players of all time – Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic – belong to the same era as Federer and are both still active, the circumstances back then seemed overwhelmingly in favor of the Swiss.

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‘Novak Djokovic has a big chance to get back in the Grand Slam race,’ says analyst

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The Australian Open will provide Novak Djokovic with ‘a big chance’ to get him back into the Grand Slam race, says Radmilo Armenulić.

The world number one lost ground to Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros earlier this month with the Spaniard beating him in the final to win his 20th Grand Slam and draw him level with Roger Federer on the all-time list.

Djokovic, by comparison, is on 17, but he has a supreme record in Melbourne, and former Serbia Davis Cup captain Armenulić has warned against writing him off just yet.

“There are many stories that the Grand Slam will not be played in Australia, which is Novak’s great chance for a new, 18th Grand Slam title, which would completely return him to the race,” Armenulić told alo.rs.

“If the tournament still takes place, which we all hope, the least Novak will do is settle with Federer in terms of the number of weeks at the top of the ATP list.

“Nole is already warming up for such a scenario, I see that he will play in Vienna, win that tournament and calmly wait for the end of the season.

“I am sure that Novak has already recovered from the crisis, while Nadal will only be able to endanger him at the Masters in Paris.”

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