Novak Djokovic’s triumph against Rafael Nadal at the French Open, according to Rennae Stubbs, a former Australian tennis player, was a watershed moment in the debate over who is the greatest of all time. Djokovic, 34, stunned Nadal in the semifinals of this year’s French Open.
According to Sportskeeda, Stubbs noted on the Craig Shapiro Tennis Podcast, “Rafael Nadal’s loss to Novak Djokovic at the French Open signified a real changing of the guard in terms of truly who the GOAT would wind up being.”
“Rafa’s loss was a bit of a shock.” After coming back from a set down, Djokovic beat Nadal 3-6 6-3 7-6 (4) 6-2. “The third set of that match is the best set I’ve ever seen in my life.” It may not have been the best match ever, but it is without a doubt the best set ever.” Stubbs believes so.
“Perhaps the greatest match of all time would have been if we had best-of-three matches.”
Djokovic tied Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer for the most Grand Slams this year with three (20).
Djokovic’s primary ambition, according to Marion Bartoli, the 2013 Wimbledon champion, is to break the all-time Grand Slam record. “I believe Novak’s ultimate ambition is to break the record of 20 Grand Slams.” “I believe that is his only focus, because I didn’t see him angry or utterly broken down as he walked away from the setback against Sascha.” Bartoli commented on the tennis majors.
This year, Djokovic clinched a record-tying seventh year-end No. 1 position. “Right now, the most important thing for him is to beat Pete Sampras’ record or finish the year as World No. 1, and then it’s just a matter of going to 21 and 22 or more to keep Federer and Nadal from catching up to him.” “I believe that will be his primary focus for the following year,” Bartoli added.