Djokovic continues to add reasons to consider himself as the GOAT.
A recent Eurosport poll has revealed that according to tennis fans it is Novak Djokovic, regardless of the number of Grand Slam titles, the GOAT. The well-known broadcaster conducted a survey of 4,662 interviewees, tennis fans, and for 51% of them the real GOAT is the Serbian champion.
However, not everyone tends to take sides on the issue, just think of former tennis player John McEnroe. He said in an interview: “If I had to choose the GOAT among these three I would tend to divide them; Roger Federer is the GOAT on grass, Djokovic is the best on hard and Rafael Nadal on clay.”
There are many parameters to decide the GOAT and Novak Djokovic has followed an incredible series of records. Regarding the situation of the direct confrontations between the three, Novak Djokovic leads this particular classification with 57 victories, ahead of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.
These are the data: Total wins in the clashes between the big three Novak Djokovic 57 Rafael Nadal 53 Roger Federer 39. In recent years, the battle has been developing more and more between tennis enthusiasts and also professionals about who is the real GOAT, a noun given to the strongest tennis player in history.
In the last twenty years we have seen an incredible match between three tennis legends: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. The followers of each tend to support the cause of their athlete and no one can say for sure who is the best tennis player in history.
In the last year we have had important details about this challenge: Roger Federer officially said goodbye to tennis at the age of 41 and in the same year his great rivals increased their victories: Novak Djokovic climbed to 21 titles with success at Wimbledon, while Rafael Nadal had a great start to the season and reached 22 Grand Slam titles, thanks to his successes at the Australian Open and Roland Garros.
Pilic opens up on Djokovic
Nikola Pilic, for his part, pointed out during a recent conversation with Reuters that Novak Djokovic is not “everyone’s cup of tea” as he hails from a “small” country.
“Djokovic is not everyone’s cup of tea because he comes from a small country and is hence not appreciated enough by droves of Anglo-American and European tennis fans,” Pilic said. “Whether someone likes him or not, he has a lot of character and personality,” Pilic added.
“He has done Serbia proud, he’s done heaps to improve the country’s international reputation and for me he is more than just a great tennis player.”