Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are “racing” alongside Rafael Nadal to achieve the “GOAT” status on the men’s side. Even if they have been dominating the last 2 decades, according to Tennis Channel, it’s Steffi Graf that had the best season ever when she conquered the Golden Slam back in 1988.
Surprisingly enough, Roger and Nole do not appear in the top5, but according to Tennis Channe, Federer’s 2006 was the 7th best season and Nole’s 2015 the 8th. Besides Steffi, the following players had a better season than Roger and Novak’s best: Rod Laver (1969), Martina Navratilova (1983), Margaret Court (1970), Jimmy Connors (1974), John McEnroe (1984).
This is the top10
- Steffi Graf, 1988
- Rod Laver, 1969
- Martina Navratilova, 1983
- Margaret Court, 1970
- Jimmy Connors, 1974
- John McEnroe, 1984
- Roger Federer, 2006
- Novak Djokovic, 2015
- Serena Williams, 2002
- Monica Seles, 1992
In 1988, Steffi Graf was ruling the game. 👑
As the first to achieve a Golden Calendar Slam (and still is the only player to ever do it), 'Fraulein Forehand' takes the #1 spot on our Top 10 seasons list.
— Tennis Channel (@TennisChannel) May 13, 2020
Roger Federer’s ranking and performance in 2020
Now the world no.4, Federer played his last match on the 30th of January when he was overcome by Novak Djokovic 7-61 6-4 6-3 in the semifinal of the Australian Open.
Roger Federer’s best accomplishment of the present year was getting to the semi-finals at the Australian Open.
Novak Djokovic’s ranking and performance in 2020
Ranked no.1, Djokovic played his last match on the 29th of February when he beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3 6-4 in the final in Dubai to win his 80th career title.
At the moment, this season Djokovic has a 18-0 win-loss record. Novak conquered 2 titles in 2020 at the Australian Open and in Dubai.
Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic played each other 50 times. The head to head is 27-23 for Djokovic. The last time that they fought against each other, Novak Djokovic won 7-61 6-4 6-3 in the semifinal in Melbourne (Australian Open) on the 30th of January 2020.
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