'Djokovic Is Ahead Of Everyone Else In All Statistics': Wawrinka On GOAT Debate

'Djokovic Is Ahead Of Everyone Else In All Statistics': Wawrinka On GOAT Debate

by Nurein Ahmed

Few players had the temerity and success of outplaying the Big 3, and one of those is Stan Wawrinka, who recently commented on who among the famous trio is the greatest of them all.

The Big 3 is an iconic triumvirate consisting of three of the best tennis players of all time. These are Roger Federer, who is currently retired, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. The discourse on who is the best among them has always divided opinion.

But not according to Wawrinka, who shared his thoughts during an interview with MARCA. Even though Wawrinka and Federer are compatriots and former teammates in the Davis Cup competition, he picked Djokovic for the GOAT title (an acronym for the greatest tennis player of all time).

Djokovic has won 24 Grand Slams, which is the most for any tennis player, and made history at last year's Paris Masters when he clinched his 40th title at that level. He also surpassed Roger Federer's record for the most titles at the ATP Finals (seven) and is the oldest year-end ATP No. 1 in history.

With such a long list of unrivaled accomplishments, Wawrinka believes the Serbian star is deservedly clear of the rest, including the two big rivals - Federer and Nadal.

"Djokovic is ahead of everyone else in all statistics."

Wawrinka is a three-time Grand Slam champion, beating Djokovic on two occasions and once against Nadal to land those three titles. Additionally, his solitary Masters came in Monte Carlo in 2014 when he defeated Federer in the final.

The former World No. 3 believes it was harder to play in the Big 3 era but did not try to diminish the achievements of those before him. Instead, he was glad he shared the stage with three legends, and he was proud and contented with his own career.

"I'm not the one to say if it should be given more value, but I know how hard it was to win with Federer, Nadal and Djoko in the draws. I am very proud of everything I achieved."

"I am happy to have been able to play against the best in history. Nadal, Federer, and Djokovic have been the best tennis players ever seen. It was a challenge to face them as well as a satisfaction."


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