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Stan Wawrinka Snubs Legendary Compatriot Roger Federer to Give Coveted Crown to Novak Djokovic

Published 03/02/2023, 6:35 AM EST

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The GOAT debate in any sport is endless. In soccer, Ronaldo and Messi fans will fight incessantly to establish their player as the best. Similarly, tennis fans of tennis fight for the big three as GOATs. Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Rafael Nadal have had fans who fight like anything. To them, their player is the best to ever step foot on the court. Other players of the sport usually chime in as well.

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The Swiss player Stan Wawrinka, opened up about his choice of the greatest player in tennis. His pick probably sent waves of betrayal in the hearts of the fans of another Swiss player worldwide.

Stan Wawrinka has won three Grand Slam in total. He defeated rank one each time, Rafael Nadal, once, and Novak Djokovic twice. Wawrinka has played over eight hundred matches and won 16 ATP titles.


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Whom did Stan Wawrinka choose?

In a recent interview, Stan Wawrinka talked about his pick for the greatest of all time in tennis, as shared by ‘Express’. As he made his pick, Wawrinka commended the big three for all the accomplishments they have achieved. The Swiss star, who has a close relationship with Roger Federer, snubbed his compatriot to pick the Serbinator, Novak Djokovic as his GOAT.

Novak is the best current player and he has proven it in everything he has done for 20 years,” the three-time Grand Slam winner told RMC sports. “They broke all the records between him, Rafa and Roger.”


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However, he gave due credit to Roger and Nadal for their contribution to the sport.


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Wawrinka also said that Djokovic was ahead of the other two tennis players. He has had this opinion for years and he believes that this scenario will persist ahead.

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Wawrinka thought it was difficult to make a definite decision to make as Djokovic and Nadal were still active. But he stood firm in his judgment. With Djokovic and Nadal having an equal number of ATP titles, it is anyone’s guess as to who will push ahead.

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Written by:

Ripunjay Gaba


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Ripunjay is a Tennis Writer at EssentiallySports. He completed his bachelor’s in Economics at Ambedkar University, New Delhi and worked as a freelance writer for a renowned sports publication, covering various social media personalities. Ripunjay is a diehard Roger Federer fan, whose dominance on the ATP Tour made him fall in love with tennis.
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Rohini Kottu