Former World No.1 Andy Murray gave his opinion on the tennis GOAT debate and appreciating Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic’s longevity and brilliance on the court for these years.
The Scot believes that there is more to come from the dynamic trio as all three of them have not hung up their boots just yet. In his recent interview with the Metro pointed out how Djokovic’s accolade of winning every Masters 1000 and every Grand Slam twice makes him stand out from the other two.
“I mean, none of their careers are finished yet, so I think obviously you have to wait and see what happens,” Murray said. “But, I mean, all of them – yeah, for me, the fact he’s (Novak Djokovic) won every Masters Series twice. And yesterday has won every Slam twice as well, which for him is something that obviously stands out as where you could make that argument, well, you know, that is incredible what he’s done.”
Murray took turns to praise Nadal and Federer aswell. He pointed out the brilliance of the Spaniard who has won the French Open a massive 13 times. “Then, like, with Rafa, you would then look and go, well, on clay he’s won 13 French Opens,” Murray said. “You know, that’s the most that anyone has won at a single Slam. That’s incredible.”
Coming to Federer, Murray feels that the Swiss deserve a lot of credit for dominating the sport across multiple generations. He then highlighted Federer’s achievements on grass.
“Then with Roger, you know, he’s been doing it all multiple kinds of generations now,” Andy Murray said. “He’s still able to compete at the highest level. He’s 39 years old. You know, his record and his results on grass are unmatched. You know, all of them have, you know, things that or achievements that you could argue make them better than another.”
Lastly, the three-time Grand Slam winner admitted that he is not too bothered about the GOAT debate. He is rather happy to see all three of them be a part of what he feels is the best generation for tennis.
“I mean, I’m not, I don’t know if they are, maybe they are, but I’m not that fussed about who is the best. I think there is no doubt that it’s been the best era in tennis history. So it’s incredible what all of them have done. It’s been great to have played during that period and also challenging,” the Scot opined.