Novak Djokovic He won his 18th Grand Slam against one of the Next Gen members after sweeping Daniil Medvedev in the Melbourne final. The Big-3 extends its hegemony in the top-flight tournaments: of the last 63 Big, Rafa Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic 58 titles have been awarded.
Veterans but with an insatiable appetite for titles. The Big -3 continues to reign in the Grand Slams waiting for a Next Gen that comes with desire but only manages to bite in the Masters 1000. The Melbourne final had been planned as a battle between the old guard and the aspirants, heirs of the world title of tennis in the short / medium term, but to this day the Grand Slams are still the territory of the Big-3.
“There has been a lot of talk about the new generations coming and getting rid of the three of us, but in reality that is not happening yet, although we can talk about it all day. With my respect to all those guys, they still have a lot of work to do. I’m not going to stay here and give myself up. I’m going to make them move their ass, “he had said. Novak Djokovic before meeting with Daniil Medvedev in the Melbourne final.
The Belgrade tennis player came out in defense of the old guard, he won his ninth crown in Melbourne and with 18 Grand Slams he is already on the heels of Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal, who with their 20 titles hold the historical record. A dominance of these three geniuses of the racket reflected with 58 titles won in the last 63 Grands Slams played.
Thiem, the only one who has achieved a Grand Slam
It has been in recent years when tennis players like Dominic Thiem, Stefanos Tsitsipas or own Daniil Medvedev they have threatened more the dominance of Djokovic, Federer or Nadal, but their successes have been relegated to Masters 1000 titles or crowning in London in the Masters Cup.
Of the last 11 Grand Slams played, Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal they have taken ten of them. Only Dominic Thiem He managed to conquer the last US Open, with the permission of Federer and Nadal, who did not even land in New York, plus the disqualification of the Serbian after the famous pitch to the linesman.
📊 Tennis players with more 🏆 Grand Slam since they turned 30 (Open Era):
6 🇪🇸 Rafa Nadal
6 🇷🇸 NOVAK DJOKOVIC
4 🇦🇺 Rod Laver
4 🇦🇺 Ken Rosewall
4 🇨🇭 Roger Federer
2 🇺🇸 Jimmy Connors
2 🇺🇸 Andre Agassi
2 🇨🇭 Stan Wawrinka
– MisterOnly.Tennis (@OnlyRogerCanFly) February 21, 2021
Today Novak Djokovic has also equaled a record of Rafael Nadal. The Serbian tennis player has conquered six Grand Slams in his 30s, a milestone set by the Spaniard last October after his thirteenth Roland Garros.
With 18 Grands Slams by Nole and 20 by Federer and Nadal, the pulse to be the tennis player with the most top-flight titles gets even more fierce. The other fight, against the Next Gen, seems for the moment dominated by veterans. The next battle will be at Roland Garros, which is already preparing for a more exciting fight than ever.