Champions Of Each Generation Have Left a Huge Legacy: Djokovic.

French Open: Djokovic's 23 Grand Slams wins have made him the most prolific men's tennis player.

Jun 13, 2023 - 16:08
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Champions Of Each Generation Have Left a Huge Legacy: Djokovic.
Serbian Tennis Player Novak Djokovic.

For years, as the so-called Big Three dominated men's tennis, the debate has swirled over who should be considered the "GOAT"- " Greatest of All-Time". No man has won as many Grand Slams as Novak Djokovic. After spending his entire career trying to accumulate as much hardware as Rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, Djokovic now stands alone atop the list. He had been tied at 22 with Nadal. Federer, who announced his retirement last year, has 20.

There are those who want to make it purely about numbers, and Djokovic earns that crown. In addition to the majors count, he has spent a record number of weeks at No. 1 in the rankings and has won each of the Masters 1000 events twice, while the other guys haven't won each once. There are those who want to make it about style, others who want to make it about intangibles. Then there are those who believe all three men deserve to be lauded and appreciated equally. 

"I mean, I don't want to say that I am the greatest, because I feel it's disrespectful towards all the great champions in different eras of our sport that was played in a completely different way than it is played today", Djokovic said. " I feel like each great champion of his own generation has left a huge mark, a legacy, and paved the way for us to be able to play this sport in such a great stage worldwide". Djokovic implied that he is planning to continue playing. "Of course, the journey is still not over. I look forward, already, to Wimbledon".

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