The GOAT of tennis is Novak Djokovic. The debate is (practically) no longer necessary.
In recent years, the GOAT debate (Editor’s note, acronym meaning “Greatest Of All Time”, i.e. the greatest of all time) has continued to shake up the tennis world. Now it seems to have fallen into disuse. The new record set by Novak Djokovic at the MastersSunday, gives the Serbian yet another step ahead of his historic rivals, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.
The 36-year-old tennis player now owns almost all the important records in his sport. The only thing missing is the number of tournament victories, still held by Jimmy Connors with 109 trophies. Of course, fans of the other members of the “Big 3” will always be able to put forward the criterion of popularity to resurface the debate. An element which should not be taken into account according to Cédric Pioline. “Personally, I think it is very subjective to include anything other than the sporting result. If we start talking about popularity ratings, we’re getting sidetracked. What is indisputable is the overall record, especially in Grand Slams where Djokovic stands out from the crowd.the former world number 5 told us during the Rolex Paris Masters.
Novak Djokovic is the undisputed greatest of all time. pic.twitter.com/Qnvz8b5089
— Danny ???? (@DjokovicFan_) November 19, 2023
As a reminder, Noval Djokovic has won the Australian Open ten times (record), Wimbledon seven times (one length behind Federer’s record), the US Open four times (Federer, Sampras and Connors hold the record with five titles ) and three times at Roland Garros (Nadal won it 14 times).