Roger Federer is regarded as one of tennis’ most smooth and effortless players. In his illustrious career, the Swiss has won 20 Grand Slam titles.
Federer suggested in a recent interview with BritishGQ that a new player might break the record of 20 Grand Slam championships held by him, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic.
Federer talks about his 20th Grand Slam victory
Federer discussed retirement, mental health, and records in the interview. According to the Swiss, a fresh talent could emerge and beat the record of 20 Grand Slam wins held by Roger Federer.
“I feel like it’s easier to dominate through the different surfaces nowadays…So, yes, a new, incredible player will, I believe, break our run of 20 Grand Slams eventually – but not overnight,” he said. The Swiss believes it will take time to win 20 Grand Slam titles because it demands focus and determination.
On someone winning more slams than the Big 3: “I feel like it’s easier to dominate through the different surfaces nowadays…So, yes, a new, incredible player will, I believe, break our run of 20 Grand Slams eventually – but not overnight.” 3/4— Tennis Majors (@Tennis_Majors) September 27, 2021
At the moment, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, and Rafael Nadal are tied for the most Grand Slam titles with 20. Federer, who has 20 major wins and the most Grand Slam finals, semi-finals, and quarter-finals of any male player, is the oldest player in the Open Era at 40. The Big Three have truly dominated the Grand Slams over the last 18 years.
Novak Djokovic was a heavy favorite heading into the US Open. The Serbian had already won all of the Grand Slams in 2021 before arriving at Flushing Meadows. Djokovic was looking for his 21st major victory as well as his Calendar Grand Slam.
The World No. 1 breezed through the US Open finals without encountering any major setbacks. In the finals, however, Daniil Medvedev defeated Novak Djokovic to win his maiden Grand Slam title. Medvedev defeated World No. 1 Rafael Nadal in just three sets.
Novak Djokovic is currently equal with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the most Grand Slam titles at 20. Federer and Nadal are hoping to return for the 2022 season after healing from their ailments.
At the Australian Open in 2022, the race for the most Grand Slam championships will undoubtedly continue.