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Roger Federer better than Nadal for Marca best 100 athletes



The greatest athletes of contemporary sport compared to elect the best of this century: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and many others. This is the top-100 of the best athletes of the 21st century by Marca, the Spanish sports newspaper.


Obviously we only find big names in this ranking, since practically all sports have been taken into consideration, from tennis to soccer, from basketball to athletics, from Formula 1 to MotoGP, swimming, but also running in mountain, grass hockey and handball.

Ronaldo in action

Within the list drawn up by Marca there are obviously the Big Three Federer, Nadal and Djokovic, who have made and will continue to make the history of tennis: three phenomena that have upset the modern era of tennis, three geniuses capable of monopolizing the Game like no other had managed in the past.

Novak Djokovic

Just saying Roger Federer won 20 Slam, Rafael Nadal 19 and Novak Djokovic 17. Looking at the Masters 1000 we first find the Spaniard at 35, followed by the Serb at only one title away (34) and the Swiss with 28 titles. If we consider the Big Titles (the sum of the titles won in the Slams, ATP Masters 1000s, ATP Finals and Olympics) the first is Djokovic with 56, then Nadal with 55 and Federer with 54 titles.

Rafael Nadal

Marca, however, does not only include the Big 3 in this special list, but also places within it the two main antagonists of the rulers of the last 15 years: Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka, winners of 3 Majors each, ranked respectively at number 51 and at n.88.

The Scot, winner of 46 tournaments and Wawrinka deserve praise for being able to emerge from the ordinariness in which other great talents have plunged, such as, David Ferrer, Tomas Berdych, Richard Gasquet, Grigor Dimitrov, Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic .

Messi on point

The Top-10 by Marca: dominates Michael Phelps. Roger Federer in third place
As for the other sports, after the no.1 by Marca Michael Phelps, the most titled Olympic athlete ever, and Usain Bolt (sprinter considered by many to be the strongest in history), in the second place, we find all the most established names of the last few years, and not only, as obviously Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Andres Iniesta and Ronaldinho for sooccer, Kobe Bryant, Lebron James and Kevin Durant for basketball.

Andy Murray

Then also Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher in Formula 1 and Valentino Rossi and Rafa Marquez for MotoGP.

The Top-10
Michael Phelps (swimming)
Usain Bolt (athletics)
Roger Federer (tennis)
Rafael Nadal (tennis)
Kobe Briant (basketball)

Tiger Woods (golf)
Lionel Messi (soccer)
Lewis Hamilton (Formula 1)
Valentino Rossi (MotoGP)
Cristiano Ronaldo (soccer)
11 – Novak Djokovic (tennis)
51 – Andy Murray (tennis)
88 – Stan Wawrinka (tennis)

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#LekkiKillings: If You Didn’t Order Soldiers To Shoot Protesters, Who Did? Tinubu Asks Governor Sanwo-Olu



Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the Nigeria’s governing party, APC, said he has probed the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu if he ordered soldiers to shoot at armless protesters at the Lekki tollgate Tuesday night.

He said he sought to know who ordered the shooting in case the governor didn’t.

Tinubu, during a visit to the governor at the State House in Marina on Saturday also berated the invasion and cruel looting of public and private assets in the state of late.

Addressing journalists after the meeting with the governor, Tinubu said he did not travel out of the country as reported by some sections of the media.

He told reporters that the purpose of his meeting with Sanwo-Olu was to ask him if he had ordered soldiers to attack #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate on Tuesday.

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The former Lagos governor said he asked Sanwo-Olu “if he didn’t order the attack, who ordered the attack? That’s all I needed from him.”

Tinubu has come under fire in the last few days over the Lekki incident as rampaging hoodlums burnt down investment reportedly linked with him including a television station, a newspaper house as well as assets of the Lekki Concession Company, the managers of the toll gate.

He said, “First, we have to segregate the calendar – those who suffered casualty before the protests from the hands of SARS. You have to separate that from those who suffered casualty due to what happened at the toll gate.

Tinubu stressed the need for a thorough investigation into Tuesday night attack.

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