Assuming he wins the French and Novak only wins 1 more slam next year, they will be tied.
Spot on my sentiments exactlyI think Nadal has a chance to temporarily have the most Grand Slams of all time by reaching 21 if Djokovic doesn't win AO and Nadal wins FO... but after all is said and done and the big three have retired, it's likely Djokovic will end up having the most titles. Federer is done... there's no way he's going to pull another 2017 and come back from injury and win... he's over 40 now. Nadal really only has a significant chance at FO, while Djokovic should continue to have many chances at all of the Slams for at least another few years. Yeah, he lost today... but he still just won 3 Slams this year. Why would anyone think he will suddenly be incapable of winning any more slams after today's loss?
it's been happening since 2014 from everything I've heard over the years.I honestly think that Rafa has one more GS at best and Novak possibly two. When the changing of guard does happen it can so very quickly.
To be honest if all three ended up on 21 i would be fine with that. As a Novak fan i respect Roger & Rafa immensely. I also do think that Novak would have more claim to be best of the big three based on all the other stats. But yes 21-21-21 would be fine with me.