Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are the fantastic staples of tennis in the previous ten years. We’re referring to tennis players around 30 years old, but at exactly the exact same time they’ve won the past 13 Grand Slam titles and in the long run they seem to be the opponents to conquer at the main tournaments.
The Big Three will be the three tennis players that have won the most Grand Slam titles ever but in precisely the exact same time they’re also the 3 tennis players that have reached the final from the Slam. Federer has 31 finals under his belt, against Rafael Nadal’s 27 and 26.
These three winners will also be the only three tennis players ever to have won eight or more championships between Grand Slam events. In control within this exceptional classification reigns Rafael Nadal who’s conquered 12 Slam, a listing that’ll be rather tricky to conquer.
Talking to French daily Le Télégramme, 1988 French Open finalist Henri Leconte voiced his respect for the Big 3.
Leconte about the Big 3
“It is amazing, we will never have that ,”Henri Leconte said.
“This creation of mutants (Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic) resides in a different planet. And we’ll need to overlook it (if they retire). It would not be surprising if Federer finished his career after Wimbledon,” Leconte added.
“And it will be over. Since we’ll see and experience game in a completely new way. We might go to a more virtual universe, through our television or phone.” The Frenchman understands that without the Big 3, the magic will be gone indefinitely.
“The Zverevs, Thiem and many others knock on the door. However, it’ll differ. The magic era we had will probably be over and it is going to always be some thing else. I believe people do not recognize it,” Leconte reasoned. The Big Three will be the top few players of all time in relation to Grand Slam titles won, in addition to the top 3 players concerning Major finals attained.
Federer has attained 31 finals, Nadal 27, and Djokovic 26. They’re the only three male players in history to win more singles titles in the exact same Grand Slam: Nadal with 12 French Open names, Federer with eight Wimbledon names, also Djokovic with eight Australian Open names.
(On the women’s side, Martina Navratilova won nine times at Wimbledon, while Molla Mallory won eight US Championships, a continuation of the US Open). The Big Three monopolized the best place from the ATP men’s singles positions from two February 2004 to 6 November 2016 and from 21 August 2017 into the current, for a total of 800 months (equal to over 15 decades ) at 9 March 2020.
Federer was rated number 1 for a list 310 months, Djokovic, the present number 1, for 281 months, and Nadal for 209 weeks. Each participant has occupied the best position in the close of the year five times.