Is this an inevitable march?
Nadal will rack up points at american hard courts and on clay. Nadal though will i think hardly play after Uso anymore so he is relying on 2/3rds of season to be no.1. If Djokovic is fit and plays a full schedule then Djokovic looks like he will be no.1 for a while as he is top 3 in all conditions anywhere.Have to think Nole is getting this. He’s threatened by many at slams but I don’t see any other player with the consistency needed to be #1. At least for a while.
Nadal never backs up his big years and no one else has a shot. Nole will crush this record
Keep blaming Nadal I'll blame Hewitt Roddick and Baghdatis thenNovak was a lock for this when he won Wimb 2018 SF against Nadal. Why are we talking still about this ?
There will always be Novak won most of his majors when Federer and Nadal got old storyTime for the Rolex Media to spin new ways of keeping the GOAT myth going...
The LOL is the one who lost the No 1 to freakin Murray and 36 year fed237 consecutive weeks to start, then he was #2/3 for like 99% of the following 12 years LOL.
Federer was born in 1981Fed didn’t lose to Roddick
And Nadal won like 9 majors before Djoker got his second . Nadal has overlap with Fed more than Djoker
When it's all said and done--the big three retiring, Fed will have no major records left. Can he still be considered GOAT? Though Fed has one ace up the sleeve. He can try to break Connors career singles titles record by poaching challenger and futures titles.Federer is properly fukced. His both greatest records (Slams and Weeks) could get broken this year or next. Djokovic could break Weeks record while both Nadovic are in striking distance to break Slam record. Unless Tennis gods pull some miracle, Federer' legacy is in big danger. At this moment it looks certain Weeks record will fall this season.
One thing is certain, neither Nadal or Djokovic are the GOAT nor will ever be based on inflating stats in 30s.When it's all said and done--the big three retiring, Fed will have no major records left. Can he still be considered GOAT? Though Fed has one ace up the sleeve. He can try to break Connors career singles titles record by poaching challenger and futures titles.
As Federer fans we must be fair. We cannot say "Djokovic and Nadal will never win anything when they are over 30 because that’s way too difficult" at first, and then if they indeed win downplay their achievements. Either it is a great and difficult achievement or not. There is no such thing as "inflation". Either a player has great domination AND longevity or not. All Slam titles are equally legitimate, since they all mean that there was no better tennis players in the world for that 2 weeks.One thing is certain, neither Nadal or Djokovic are the GOAT nor will ever be based on inflating stats in 30s.
Nadal is clay GOAT that’s about it. Djokovic slow court GOAT.