Rafael Nadal, Djokovic and Federer now have extra Slams collectively than seven icons mixed | Tennis | Sport

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Rafael Nadal prolonged his lead on the high of the boys’s all-time Grand Slam standings on Sunday as he defeated Norwegian star Casper Ruud within the French Open last to land his twenty second main title. That victory moved him two forward of long-term rivals Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. However, extremely, the trio have now gained extra Grand Slam titles collectively than seven tennis legends mixed.Nadal made straightforward work of his last in opposition to Ruud as he misplaced simply six video games on his option to a 6-3, 6-3, 6-0 victory, regardless of being pressured to have injections all through the Paris match to ease a long-term foot drawback. And except Djokovic can leapfrog him on the high of the standings within the years forward, the Spaniard’s document might stay for many years.Nadal, Djokovic and Federer might be ceaselessly remembered as three of the best tennis gamers within the historical past of the sport. And their 62 majors between them is yet another than Pete Sampras, Bjorn Borg, Andre Agassi, Ivan Lendl, Mats Wilander, John McEnroe and Stefan Edberg managed between them throughout their illustrious careers.Sampras gained 14 Grand Slam titles, together with his final one coming on the US Open in 2002. And the American, who by no means acquired his fingers on the French Open trophy, had been tipped by many on the time to carry onto his document as essentially the most profitable males’s participant in historical past earlier than the present high three title winners overtook him at a canter.JUST IN: Novak Djokovic ‘cracking’ as ex-tennis star factors out one main change he is noticedThe success of Nadal, Djokovic and Federer is much more outstanding because of the truth they’ve all performed throughout the identical period. And so they have come up in opposition to one another in main finals time and time once more over the most effective a part of the final 20 years.Federer’s days on the high of the sport are lengthy gone, whereas Nadal might battle to breed his greatest tennis for for much longer amid his harm issues. So Djokovic, who was within the type of his life final 12 months, might realistically transfer forward of Nadal earlier than he calls time on his taking part in profession. However one factor is for positive – tennis followers could by no means see three such dominant gamers on the similar time ever once more.

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