I think there's a good argument for all of them. Right now I'd personally pick Federer out of the three as he is the aesthetically pleasing and the most exciting to watch. I also admire the way he has been able to re-invent himself over the past five years.
Anyway, their respecitve rivalries have really prodcued some brilliant, unforgettable matches over the years.
Some feathers were ruffled over the wknd with Djokovic.
"Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer were on a collision course with Novak Djokovic on Saturday, calling for "unity, not separation" after their long-time rival superstar was expected to spearhead a breakaway union of professional tennis players."
Also, US OPEN starts trmw, Djok the heavy favorite. With lotta talent out, who's the biggest threat to him? 23-0 so far this year.....
Djokovic disqualified during first set today for (accidentally) hitting line judge in throat with the ball
Thought this was incredibly harsh tbh. What do you think?
Yeah I'm never gonna agree with a call like that - and they probably wouldn't have if she wasn't dropped and gasping for air. I was looking forward to Djok beating Nadal in the French to tie career slams but ohhh welllll.
Hmmmmmmm.........so many pacinoyes snarky reactions.....like with Mr. 1 Surface-Wonder probably winning the French soon that will put Djoko 3 back of both Mr. 1 Surface-Wonder and Federer....hmmmmmmm.......that's tough to catch tbh.
This is highly reminiscent of what I call the "Denzel Washington Is Not The Greatest Actor Ever Idiots, Rename Your Podcast" effect where Russell Crowe threw a phone at somebody at the BAFTAs (oh the irony) which resulted in tremendous good-luck for that other, aforementioned actor.
Just like 'Zel, if Nadal ends up with the most Slams - this will never be brought up against Nadal (because he's so lovable, um), but let's hope Djoko passes them both one day and then people could say on Djoko's behalf "Oh ........and he should have one more too, remember when ____________!"
Tbh I would have liked (and this will probably jinx them both) Thiem and Medvedev's chances against Djokovic here. Title aside he didn't look that impressive at all in the warm up last week, nor did he look particularly good here. He clearly had physical issues, and much like Grandma on the womens side I think he was sort of there for the taking. I thought he was super lucky neither of those guys ended up in his half.
It sort of sucks that the first new major champion in SIX YEARS/the big three's run of slams won is going to come to a close this way with a freakin' default, but whatever. The guy has been acting out on court like a prick for years with no repercussions, and karma finally reared its fucking head. Good riddance.