The race for the most important brand in tennis is about to be decided

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The race for the most important brand in tennis is about to be decided


© www.de24.news The y all go down in the history of sport: Nadal (French Open 2020), Federer (Australian Open 2018) and Djokovic (Australian Open 2021) with the last Grand Slam cup won.

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With his 18th major win, Novak Djokovic continues to make up ground on Roger Federer (20) and Rafael Nadal (20). © www.de24.news The  historic three-way battle for perhaps the most important brand in tennis is entering its final phase.

Before the era of the “Big Three”, Pete Sampras’ 14 Grand Slam victories were practically unattainable. But since Roger Federer’s 15th triumph (Wimbledon 2009), the story has been rewritten around this record. For some time now, the question of the GOAT («Greatest THEf All Time »- the greatest in history) in the focus of statisticians.

© www.de24.news The  basis for this unofficial and highly subjective title is not only the number of majors won, but also the weeks at the top of the world rankings or the prize money won. Of course, one might object, reputation, role model function and general legacy also play a role. But you can twist and turn it however you want. In the end, the bare number of Grand Slams won remains the most important currency if you want to claim the title of “GOAT”.

Meanwhile, in addition to Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have left the American Sampras far behind. We took a closer look at the data of the three tennis dominators.

© www.de24.news The  most important facts

  • Nadal was the youngest of the three players in his first major title (19 years old).
  • At the moment of the 18th major triumph, Nadal was also the youngest of the “Big Three” (33 years old).
  • In the period between the first and the 18th title, Djokovic leads the race just ahead of Federer.
  • At his last title, Federer was already over 36 years old. Nadal and Djokovic will stay for two and three years respectively until this “age mark”.

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 The  detailed comparison after the Australian Open 2020

Australian Open (6): 🏆,🏆,🏆,🏆,🏆,🏆
French Open (1): 🏆
Wimbledon (8): 🏆,🏆,🏆,🏆,🏆,🏆,🏆,🏆
US Open (5): 🏆,🏆,🏆,🏆,🏆

Age at first title: 21 years, 10 months, 28 days (Wimbledon 2003)
Age at 18th title: 35 years, 5 months, 21 days (Australian Open 2017)
Age at the last title: 36 years, 5 months, 20 days (Australian Open 2018)
Period between the 1st and 18th tracks: 13 years, 6 months, 23 days
Time between 1st and last title: 14 years, 6 months, 22 days

Prize money won to date: USD 116 million
Number of weeks at the top of the world ranking: 310
Victories / defeats on the tour: 1242/271

Stand: February 22, 2021


Australian Open (1): 🏆
French Open (13): 🏆,🏆,🏆,🏆,🏆,🏆,🏆,🏆,🏆,🏆,🏆,🏆,🏆
Wimbledon (2): 🏆,🏆
US Open (4): 🏆,🏆,🏆,🏆

Age at first title: 19 years, 3 days (French Open 2005)
Age at 18th title: 33 years, 6 days (French Open 2017)
Age at the last title: 34 years, 4 months, 8 days (French Open 2020)
Period between the 1st and 18th tracks: 14 years, 3 days
Time between 1st and last track: 15 years, 4 months, 5 days

Prize money won to date: USD 108 million
Number of weeks at the top of the world ranking: 209 weeks
Victories / defeats on the tour: 1008/205

Stand: February 22, 2021


Australian Open (9): 🏆,🏆,🏆,🏆,🏆,🏆,🏆,🏆,🏆
French Open (1): 🏆
Wimbledon (5): 🏆,🏆,🏆,🏆,🏆
US Open (3): 🏆,🏆,🏆

Age at first title: 20 years, 8 months, 5 days (Australian Open 2008)
Age at 18th title: 33 years, 8 months, 30 days (Austr. Open 2021)
Age at the last title: 33 years, 8 months, 30 days (Austr. Open 2021)
Period between the 1st and 18th tracks: 13 years, 25 days
Time between 1st and last track: 13 years, 25 days

Prize money won to date: USD 128 million
Number of weeks at the top of the world ranking: 311 weeks from March
Victories / defeats on the tour: 943/192

Stand: February 22, 2021


Can Federer intervene again?

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 The  big question that will be answered in the coming months is: Can Roger Federer stand up to Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic again? Or will he have to watch as he is not only caught up but also overtaken?

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 The  fact that the Basel bidder will be 40 years old in the summer and has not fought a serious fight for a year does not make the situation any easier for the Swiss athlete of the century. Especially since a Djokovic in the constitution, as he recently presented himself in Melbourne, should win other big titles. And after 13 triumphs, Nadal is and will remain the top favorite at the French Open. Perhaps the hopes of Tennis Switzerland in the remaining years of Nadal / Djokovic are also on Medvedev, Thiem, Zverev and Co. – even if one should be careful not to write off Federer early.





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