Roger Federer had stood because the participant with most Main titles since 2009, holding the file for 11 years till Rafael Nadal caught him in Paris final yr. Roger’s ultimate pushes at Majors got here in 2017 and 2018 when he claimed three out of 5 Majors between two Australian Opens, growing his tally to twenty and hoping to remain in entrance of Djokovic and Nadal.
As an alternative, the Serb and the Spaniard have been pushing laborious in a previous few years, shifting nearer to the Swiss and matching him in 2020 and 2021. As we already mentioned, Nadal’s twentieth Main crown got here at Roland Garros final yr, and Djokovic joined the occasion after conquering three Majors in 2021, with three legends standing on 20 trophies forward of 2022!
Talking in regards to the GOAT race forward of the final yr’s Australian Open, Federer was satisfied that he couldn’t maintain Roger and Rafa behind for too lengthy, particularly after they shared all 4 Majors in 2019. After a extreme knee harm and three surgical procedures, it is robust to anticipate extra Main success from the 40-year-old Swiss, which leaves the door open for his best rivals to cross him within the years to return.
Novak is at the moment a secure guess, taking part in on a excessive stage and profitable 27 out of 28 Main matches in 2021 and barely lacking an opportunity to cross Federer and Nadal already. Djokovic may have extra possibilities in 2022, whereas the Spaniard has to beat a extreme foot harm first, struggling for the reason that Roland Garros semi-final and wrapping up the season at the start of August to deal with the upcoming season.
After the Australian Open 2010, Federer had been on a gradual course in direction of profitable sufficient Main crowns to remain secure forward of all of the rivals that will come within the subsequent couple of many years, though Nadal and Djokovic had different plans!
Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are tied on 20 Main titles.
The Spaniard had trailed ten titles after the talked about occasion in Melbourne 11 years in the past, lowering the hole already in the remainder of 2010 and staying on Roger’s path for all these years.
Delivering no less than one Main crown in nearly each season since 2005, Nadal matched Roger on the final yr’s Roland Garros. Novak Djokovic needed to look forward to a few years after that first Main title in Melbourne 2008, turning into the participant to beat since 2011 and including 19 trophies to his tally within the earlier 11 seasons to chase and match his rivals.
Roger has received simply three Main crowns after Wimbledon 2012, staying empty-handed for 4 years and bouncing again in 2017 and 2018 to increase his time on the throne for a few extra years. “I feel the way in which it is going, Rafa and Novak will win extra Majors than me as a result of they’re that good.
The season they’d in 2019 reveals that there’s extra to return for them. After that knee harm in 2016, I might have taken yet another Main and was capable of seize three superb ones. I had my second and all the time mentioned all the pieces that comes after 15 was a bonus,” Roger Federer mentioned.