John McEnroe: "Here's who is the GOAT between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic"



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John McEnroe: "Here's who is the GOAT between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic"

One of those questions that cannot be answered with absolute certainty in tennis is the one related to the GOAT. The certain thing is that Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in this 2023 will continue their personal fight on who will be able to win the most slams.

At the moment the Majorcan is ahead by one position at an altitude of 22, with the Serbian chasing at 21. He spoke of this dualism, in an interview, one who knows about won Slams, John McEnroe. The former world number one praised the two players for their longevity and for the fact that they have not yet allowed the famous next gen to take the reins of world tennis "Another big question that arises at the beginning of the 2023 is how long Rafa and Novak can still hold the top.

To me, these guys continue to fight a fierce battle of trying to hit a few more Grand Slams before they quit. And I wouldn't bury any of them. Honestly, I don't know if Novak or Rafa will be able to close the GOAT debate once and for all this season."

John McEnroe expressed on Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic

The American legend said that as long as they are active, Djokovic and Nadal will always be the favorites at the Australian Open and the Open France.

"We have the impression that it is impossible to bet against Novak in Australia and Rafa at the Roland-Garros. So I approach this new season with the same feeling. Novak has won in Melbourne nine times. I still consider him my favourite, and the same goes for Rafael in Paris.

God knows the kid won Roland Garros 14 times, so he's going to be the favorite until he stops playing," he added. McEnroe referred to Djokovic's past statements, in which the Serbian expressed his desire to become the greatest player of all time and claimed to be the most motivated and the hungriest: "I think Novak, in particular, be hungry.

He is the one of the three who most of all has assumed the idea of wanting to be the GOAT, the one who will hold the most Grand Slams. He therefore he seems to be the most motivated."