Roger Federer is the best tennis player of the current generation but
reigning world No.1 Novak Djokovic remains the most difficult opponent
in Rafa Nadal’s career, the Spaniard’s uncle and former coach Toni Nadal
The “GOAT” (Greatest of all Time) debate in men’s tennis has divided
opinion for a decade and remains a hot topic as the trio continue to
dominate, having won the last 13 majors.
Federer, who will be 39 in August, is nearing the end of a glittering
career and leads the race on 20 Grand Slam singles titles, with
Spaniard Nadal close on his heels with 19.
Djokovic is three behind the Swiss with 17 majors and is a year younger than Nadal, who turns 34 next month.
“For me, he (Federer) is a wonderful player. I like to watch Roger
Federer a lot,” Toni told Eurosport’s Players’ Cut programme, which
features Nadal this week.
“I know Federer is the best ever with I don’t know who; maybe Rod
Laver or maybe Rafael, he’s not too far (behind). But at the moment
Federer is the best.”
Nadal currently trains under former world No.1 and fellow Mallorcan
Carlos Moya after uncle Toni stepped down as his long-time coach at the
end of the 2017 season.