Pat Cash Reveals The Best Amongst Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic

Published 06/02/2020, 4:56 PM EDT
Big Three

The GOAT debate is discussed time and again in tennis, be it subjectively or objectively is difficult to decide the best player amongst the three Goliaths Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Rafael Nadal. However, tennis experts do have some personal choices and land up choosing the GOAT tennis professional in the ‘strong era of sports.’

1987 Wimbledon champion Pat Cash revealed his personal favorite and stated, “Djokovic is the best player. It’s clear. He’s playing the best guys in the world on their favorite surfaces and beats them. Djokovic is closing in them all (Federer and Nadal),” Pat Cash told UBI Tennis in an exclusive interview.

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He subjectively bolstered his opinion with the head-to-head statistics amongst the three of them. As Djokovic holds an upper hand in winning matches against both Federer and Nadal, he’s arguably the best tennis player in the world.

The insane dominance of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic

Cash reflected on the inhuman level of competitive present amongst the three players for the past 15 years. “Federer, Nadal and Djokovic, they are freaks, they are not normal people. They are not normal human beings, nobody can do what they can do. They are superhumans in some forms,” Pat said.

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Federer has been best in the all eras of tennis. The Swiss maestro has played almost against five-generations of tennis and he continues to be the best.

The Big Three

The Spanish warrior, Nadal’s ferocious topspin forehands brought the Swiss magician on the ground. As Federer began losing to some matches because of Rafa, while he was on the track of utter dominance. Then, in 2008, Djokovic snapped Federer’s 10-straight Grand Slam final-reaching streak at Australian Open semifinals and consequently gatecrashed into the ‘FEDAL’ rivalry.

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Pat Cash believes that, except for the clay-court records of Nadal, Djokovic has the ability and talent to surpasses all the other records in the men’s game of tennis.

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Mahalakshmi Murali joined EssentiallySports in 2018 as a tennis author and has gone on to pen more than 1800 engaging articles, probing into various aspects of the sport and its illustrious players. With her expertise on the sport, Mahalakshmi has interviewed stalwarts from the sport such as Serena WIlliams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou and Kevin Anderson’s physio, Carlos Costa. Equipped with her vast experience and a keen understanding of the sport, Mahalakshmi now co-heads the tennis department.

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