Rafael Nadal will have more majors than Roger Federer. This is what Uncle Toni thinks about this exciting race between Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic. It is widely and arguably believed that that player with most slams is the one that deserves to be considered as the GOAT (The Greatest Of All Time). For this reason, even if the Big3 and Serena try to play down the significance of being the leaders in terms of majors, they are all very focussed in racing to win as many slams as possible.
Who has more slams?
At the moment, it’s Roger Federer to hold more slams (20), followed by Nadal (19), and Djokovic (16). However, age is becoming a huge factor as it is not clear how much Federer still has to play at 38 years of age.
Rafa is 33, but he has been through a lot of physical problems, and there is always the sensation that he is 1 injury away from retirement. However, people have been talking about a possible doomsday for Rafa for ages, but the Spanish sensation keeps on coming back in style.
At 32 years of age, Djokovic seems to be the one with the best chances to break Federer’s record. However, he had a disastrous American summer, and he got a nasty injury to his left should and it seems that he needs a prolonged rest to recover from this.
Federer will win more slams, but Nadal will be the number 1
Uncle Toni, Rafa’s former and long-time coach, believes that the King of Clay will lead the so-called “GOAT RACE.”
Even if Toni acknowledges that Federer is the GOAT, talking to the El Toro TV, the Spaniard commented: “I think that Rafael will [have more majors than everyone else]. Federer will have more than 20 slams. It’s not easy, but his [Rafa’s] excitement and physical and mental strength can let him be competitive next year.”
Rafael Nadal’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.2, Rafael played his last match on the 8th of September when he defeated Daniil Medvedev 7-5 6-3 5-7 4-6 6-4 in the final in U.S. Open to win his 84th career title.
This year Nadal has a 47-6 win-loss record. Nadal clinched 4 titles in 2019 in Rome, at the French Open, in Montreal and at the U.S. Open. Nadal was the finalist at the Australian Open.
Roger Federer’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.3, Roger played his last match on the 3rd of September when he lost to Grigor Dimitrov 3-6 6-4 3-6 6-4 6-2 in the quarter in U.S. Open.
This year Roger has a 43-7 win-loss record. Roger has won 3 titles in 2019 in Dubai, in Miami and in Halle. Roger was the finalist in Indian Wells and in Wimbledon.
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer played each other 42 times. The head to head is 26-16 for Nadal.
The last time that they squared off, Roger Federer won 7-63 1-6 6-3 6-4 in the semifinal in London in 12th July 2019.
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer
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