Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have been the symbols of men’s tennis in the modern era. The Big 3 have reached heights that were unexplored prior to their arrival, as well as rewriting the record book. Thanks to the success achieved at the Australian Open 2022, the Spaniard has overtaken his eternal rivals in the all-time Grand Slam ranking.
The Majorcan also became the fourth man in history to have won all the majors at least twice (along with Djokovic, Rod Laver and Roy Emerson). Nole was unable to defend his title in Melbourne due to the well-known events, as well as having suffered serious damage to his image.
It is not yet clear whether or not the Serbian will be able to play Roland Garros, where he achieved a memorable ride last year. The situation of Federer is even more complicated, who underwent surgery on his right knee for the third time a few months ago.
The 40-year-old from Switzerland hopes to return to the pitch this summer, but is unlikely to take part in Wimbledon. In a recent conversation on ‘Radio 10’, Toni Nadal expressed his point of view on the GOAT with great honesty.
Toni Nadal on the GOAT debate
“I try not to be a fan of anything, not my nephew, not anyone else. The fan a closed person. Who is the best ? It’s hard to say. The one who manages to play at the highest level in due time, the one who wins the most titles? If my nephew hadn’t been injured so often, and it’s not uncle’s love to say that, he would have been the best.
There is very little difference between Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. I think Roger is the one who has achieved the most great things,” said Rafael Nadal’s uncle, who wants to be as honest as possible.
Novak Djokovic’s Australian Open 2022 deportation saga was the most talked-about topic in January. From fans to players to coaches, everyone has been vocal about their views on the matter. Speaking to Eurosport, Uncle and former coach of Rafael Nadal, Toni Nadal gave his views on the matter.
Elaborating on the situation Novak, Toni described the whole incident as a ‘shame.’ He said, “It’s a shame that this happens to the number one in the world”. According to Uncle Toni, the rules need to be followed by everyone.
“There are rules and you have to follow them whether you like it or not”. He ended by giving an example to support his point saying, “Nobody likes to pay taxes but we have to do it, there is no other way”.