For a long time, Roger Federer was undoubtedly the greatest tennis player. He was dominating the Tour and most importantly, he had more Grand Slams than any other player. He still holds this record but his rivals Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are getting closer to beating it. And according to Novak’s father, he cannot accept that. Check out what he said.
In a recent interview, Novak Djokovic’s father talked about a lot of things. One of those things was about how his son has forced Roger Federer to continue playing tennis despite his age. He said,
“Why do you think he still plays at 40? Imagine that, a 40-year-old man still plays tennis when he can go home and do some more interesting things. But since both Nadal and Novak are breathing down his neck, he simply cannot accept the fact that they will be better than him. Go, man, raise children, do something else, go ski, do something. Tennis is not my whole life, it is just my son’s current hobby.”
While Novak’s father thinks that the Swiss Maestro should hang up his racquet, most tennis fans will not agree with him. Federer is still playing amazing tennis even though he is going to be 40 and by staying on the Tour, he has made the GOAT race a lot more interesting.
The GOAT race has never been more interesting than in 2020. Federer has 20 Grand Slams, Nadal has 19 and Djokovic has 17. Every single player has a chance to become the greatest tennis player of all time by winning the most Slams. But which player will it be?
No one knows the answer to that question and that is why the race is so interesting now. And it will become more interesting when the ATP Tour returns from its suspension in August which is something every tennis fan is waiting for.
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