Boris Becker has his opinion on who is from. in his column in the Daily Mail Federer, Nadal and Djokovic because has the best chance of winning most of the Grand Slam titles.
by Michael Rothschädl
last edit: Feb 22, 2021, 5:18 pm
With his final victory at the Australian Open last Sunday, Novak Djokovic not only increased his personal trophy statistics in the “Happy Slam” to nine, the world number one has also shortened the gap between the two leaders in the overall Grand Slam title statistics , is now only two titles behind Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, who have each won 20 major trophies so far.
Boris Becker is convinced that the Serb now has a good chance of completely closing the gap between the two top dogs, as the German states in his column in the Daily Mail: “The fight for the most Grand Slams between the three biggest players goes on. Now he is up to two to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal and the nine-time Australian champion is about to overtake them. ”
Federer in Wimbledon, Nadal in Paris
Above all, the year that the industry leader has less under his belt than Rafael Nadal is “significant”, as Becker emphasizes. Nevertheless, it is by no means out of the world that Federer or Nadal do not increase their Grand Slam title account further: “I am of the opinion that Federer is still able to win Wimbledon and that Nadal is still the Favorite for the French Open is. ”
Even before Djokovic, the Spaniard is the man who dominates a Grand Slam tournament in a way that no one has before him. The world number two on the Bois de Bolougne has twelve titles to his books, only last year the 34-year-old underlined with his smooth final victory over Djokovic that he is the man to be beaten in Paris.
Becker sees Nadal “vulnerable”
In spite of the Spaniard’s impressive record in France, Becker now sees some storm clouds gathering over the dominance of the twelve-time champion in Roland Garros in his column. “There was definitely a certain vulnerability in Nadal when we think of Paris. His five-set loss to Stefanos Tsitsipas will burn for some time and could even be a factor at the French Open,” explains Becker.
He can now claim for the first time that he saw the Spaniard “really tired” in the fifth sentence. “He lost physically – and the others will have seen that,” writes Becker. Especially with regard to the playing style of the world number two, this fact should by no means be underestimated, as the German emphasizes: “The Spaniard’s style is so physical that it will take a toll. I am really surprised that he has been on this for so long He played at a high level. It would be foolish to bet against him for Paris, but if he slows down he won’t be the same player. ”
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