There’s or can be an finish to the controversy over the most effective among the many Large Three in tennis. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic has dominated tennis over greater than 20 years now, successful 43 Grand Slam titles between themselves. But with every passing Slam occasion, the controversy goes stronger with tennis legend John McEnroe being the newest entrant to the bandwagon. The veteran tennis participant made an enormous declare on Djokovic as he in contrast his reputation with that of Federer and Nadal publish the Serb’s Wimbledon haul.
With a win in 4 units towards Nick Kyrgios final Sunday, Djokovic claimed his seventh Wimbledon title and steered previous Federer to face second within the all-time Grand Slam listing and only one behind Nadal’s tally of twenty-two trophies.
Talking to GQ in an interview publish the ultimate, McEnroe mentioned that whereas Djokovic is probably not as in style as Federer or Nadal, recalling how the 35-year-old was booed on the French Open earlier this 12 months, he stays an essential determine in tennis historical past.
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“He [Medvedev] did not deserve that [being booed], nor did Djokovic deserve it on the French [Open]. Once they performed, they have been booing him when he got here out,” McEnroe mentioned.
“Djokovic, it’s possible you’ll not like him as a lot as Nadal or Federer, however he is a credit score to our recreation for god’s sakes.
“Medvedev, to me, hasn’t recovered from that [Australian Open final] loss emotionally. Not simply because he misplaced, however due to the group.
“I used to be completely different. I had the power to have a crowd. I had the best spherical of applause within the match I misplaced on the French towards [Ivan] Lendl. 90 per cent of the individuals have been clapping for me, then by some means by the tip, I had received all of them clapping towards me. That takes expertise, to have a crowd that loves you, hate you by the tip!”