Roger Federer Will Stay at 20, Novak Djokovic Will Grab 2 More and Rafael Nadal 1 More, Says Former World No.3

Published 11/03/2021, 4:30 PM EDT


Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic have thoroughly dominated men’s tennis for the last two decades. However, currently, all three legends are tied at 20 Grand Slam titles. With Rafael Nadal announcing his availability for the tournaments before the Australian Open, the Slam down under might see one of the Big 3 take the jump to 21 titles.

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Former American tennis player, Pam Shriver, recently gave her opinion about the future Grand Slam exploits of the Big 3. Interestingly, she believes that Djokovic will come out on top at the end of next year.

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Pam Shriver on Grand Slam titles

After Novak Djokovic was denied his 21st Grand Slam title at US Open 2021, Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic are level at 20 Major titles. With Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal announcing their comeback, the 2022 season will be a highly anticipated one.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia, Rafael Nadal of Spain and Roger Federer of Switzerlan wait to go on stage during the ATP Heritage Celebration at The Waldorf=Astoria on in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

On Tennis Channel, when asked to speak on the numbers at the end of 2022, Pam Shriver said, “They’ll change for sure. Federer’s will not. Novak’s will for sure, I think he’ll get to 22 in (20)22, and Rafa I think will win one. And one for either Medvedev or someone who hasn’t won one before.”

Unfortunately, according to the former World No. 3, Roger Federer won’t be able to triumph at any Grand Slam titles in 2022. Nadal will be targeting his favorite slam, French Open as his 21st title. Novak Djokovic will try to dominate throughout the season just as he did it in 2021.

Roger Federer will be aiming for Wimbledon 2022

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Journalists at Tennis Channel even discussed the possibility of Roger Federer lifting his 21st Grand Slam title. The Swiss already announced at Laver Cup 2021 that he’s at a happy place but is eyeing a comeback soon.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 3, 2021 Switzerland’s Roger Federer reacts during his third round match against Britain’s Cameron Norrie REUTERS/Toby Melville

However, journalists said Federer won’t be competing at the Australian Open, as he’ll be aiming for Wimbledon 2022. Federer, the king of grass, has eight Wimbledon titles in his bag.

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The 2022 season will be really intriguing to watch as the three legends will go head to head.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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