Former world No 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero believes Novak Djokovic will finish ahead of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the battle for most Grand Slam titles.
Federer currently leads the way with 20 with Nadal second on 19 and Djokovic another two adrift in third place.
However, Djokovic and Nadal have made a lot of ground up on Federer since the Swiss great’s last major triumph at the Australian Open in 2018 as the Serb has won five Grand Slams while Nadal added three majors to his tally.
Djokovic also has age on his side as he is turns 33 in May while Nadal will be 34 in June and Federer will celebrate his 39th birthday in August.
When asked by tennishead.net if he thinks Nadal and Djokovic will overtake Federer’s tally of 20, Ferrero replied: “I truly think both have the possibility to reach it. But because of his age and the Grand Slam surfaces, I think Novak will win the most.”
The Big Three of Federer, Nadal and Djokovic have dominated the majors as they have won 56 Slams between them with 13 of those coming in the last 13 Grand Slams.
The likes of Dominic Thiem and Daniil Medvedev have tested the three in Grand Slam finals in recent years, but the Next Gen’s wait for a major win continues.
Ferrero, who won the 2003 Roland Garros title, feels they are getting closer, but feels the Big Three will remain at the top for a few more years.
“I see the younger players becoming more and more capable and their level is getting closer to the Big 3, but Federer, Nadal and Djokovic will keep making great news for a few years more,” he said.
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