The Dominance of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic Is Not Normal Says Garbine Muguruza

Published 08/11/2020, 5:49 AM EDT
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The Women’s and Men’s side of tennis is currently on opposite sides. The ATP still has the Big 3 of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic whereas the WTA now has new champions at every Grand Slam. So former World No.1 Garbine Muguruza also talked about the difference in the current era of WTA and ATP.

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Muguruza says the WTA is more competitive than the ATP. She finds the situation in ATP not normal. The WTA is normal because when a player loses she goes down and when she wins she comes back on top. But in the ATP the big 3 are just dominating so much that they rarely break out of the top 5.

“I think that what is happening on our circuit (WTA) is normal, that is, the fact that there is a lot of competitiveness on the circuit. What is not normal is that three of the best tennis players in history coincide in the same era as in the men’s circuit. The normal thing is, as you can see in the women’s circuit, that when a tennis player loses she ends up going down in the ranking and that when she wins she goes up.” Muguruza said

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Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic have won 56 of the last 67 Grand Slams

Also, the union of ATP and WTA was a topic that remained dormant for a few years. Until suddenly Roger Federer dropped a tweet asking for the union of the federations during the mid-season break. And this again kickstarted the conversation of the union of ATP and WTA.

Muguruza gave her opinion around the matter. In an interview with El Tiempo, the Spaniard was very much interested in the merger. She praised tennis as there is a great deal of equality between men and women. Other sports have a huge disparity between men and women.

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“Tennis is one of the ways in which there is greater equality between wages between men and women. There are other modalities where this is not the case. A merger between the two entities seems to me to be very interesting. It would be very appealing”, Muguruza said (quotes have been translated from Portuguese using Google Translate)

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Surely now the WTA has seen a huge boom of young talent. They are performing very well at the highest level and winning Grand Slams as well. The Next-gen is still waiting in the ATP, lets see if now they can set it up.

Source: BolaAmarela

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Bhavishya Mittal

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Bhavishya Mittal is a tennis author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor's degree in Journalism from Manipal University. A former sports editor for The Manipal Journal, Bhavishya has also worked for The New Indian Express. He has a keen eye for many sports but he is a particularly ardent follower of tennis, with a zest to create riveting articles on the ever-evolving sport.

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