Post by pacinoyes on Sept 20, 2023 16:22:38 GMT
Finally! Seriously - good for him, but slightly OTT .......I can now leave this board........!
Told you puppy / chucky I'm usually right fellas........even about actors with weak sauce filmographies and Cate Blanchett being better than Kidman.........so I'm gonna need you 2 to like this post, k?
....so I guess we can close this thread? (Moderators PLEASE do NOT close this thread, and I am not leaving ffs - that was a joke - please let thread run until Djokovic retires ..........or hits 30 Grand Slams..........or gets a COVID shot.......whichever comes first)
Side note: Federer is probably like, dude, wtf?.......have some dignity, ibbi
Rafael Nadal believes long-time rival Novak Djokovic is the greatest tennis player of all time and says “there is nothing to discuss” about the sport’s GOAT debate.
The Serb recently won a record-extending 24th grand slam singles title at the US Open, taking him two clear of Nadal in second place.
Djokovic can also boast a record 39 Masters 1000 titles, three ahead of Nadal, and the most weeks spent at world No. 1 with 392, 82 weeks more than Roger Federer in second place.
“I believe that numbers are numbers and statistics are statistics and, in that sense, I think he has better numbers than mine and that is indisputable,” Nadal told Spanish outlet Diario AS. “It is not beneath me nor do I have an ego big enough to try to disguise a reality that is not. This is the truth.
“The rest are tastes, inspiration, sensations that one player or the other may transmit to you, that you may like one or the other more. I think that with respect to titles, Djokovic is the best in history and there is nothing to discuss in that.”
Nadal added that some people could say he’d had “bad luck” with injuries and Djokovic has enjoyed better fortune, but said philosophically that “in some ways, that is also part of the sport.”
“I congratulate him for everything he is achieving and that does not cause me any type of frustration,” Nadal said. “I have said it when I was the one who won the most slams, I said it when we were tied and I say it now that I am behind.