Macci weighs in on Federer versus Djokovic G.O.A.T debate

Rick Macci weighed in on Roger Federer versus Novak Djokovic, and presented the argument for both sides before picking his winner.

Federer and Djokovic are two of the greatest players of this generation. They are tied on 20 Grand Slam titles each, and both have been at the top of the world rankings for more than 300 weeks.

When fans debate who the greatest male tennis player of all time is, the first two names on everyone’s lips are Federer and Djokovic. The Swiss and the Serbian both have things going for them, and the renowned tennis coach gave his take on it.

Macci weighed in on Federer versus Djokovic, and gave his thoughts on who the G.O.A.T is in his eyes.

“Everybody loves Federer because of the way he plays, so graceful and artistic and stuff like that,” he said, as quoted by  

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Federer and Djokovic (left to right). Source:

“(If) we judge it on how many Slams that you win, you can’t argue with Djokovic. Because of the way his consistency and staying up there, and having very few speed bumps.”

Third man in the convo?

Federer and Djokovic may be the initial names on the list, but there exists Rafael Nadal, who is also a 20-time Grand Slam winner. He is tied with the two others, and Macci insisted that he is very much in the conversation.

“Why don’t we do this in a few years and you can ask me the question (again), because I think it’s still to be determined,” he continued.

“It looks like Novak right now. But Federer is maybe the best player of all time in my opinion, but Novak might go down as the greatest. But don’t count out Rafa either. I think maybe there’ll be a tie.”

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