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Rafael Nadal has lengthy overtaken Roger Federer within the Grand Slam race and Novak Djokovic is sort of sure to get to 21 Slams finally – however there are some information Federer owns that his long-time rivals might by no means match or surpass.Federer is presently rehabilitating as he seeks to make one other return to the tennis courtroom aged 40. The 20-time Grand Slam winner, who turns 41 in August, has not performed since dropping to Hubert Hurkacz within the Wimbledon quarter-finals final June. Since then Federer has watched Nadal turn into a 21-time and 22-time Grand Slam winner with triumphs on the Australian Open and Roland Garros respectively.It’s unlikely the veteran will ever be degree with the Spaniard once more. However Nadal and Djokovic might by no means surpass Federer’s sensational tally of Grand Slam match wins. Federer has gained 369 instances at majors, with Djokovic on 327 and Nadal on 305.For context, Nadal would wish to win all seven matches at 9 totally different Slams simply to get to 368 wins at majors. Djokovic is the most definitely to exceed Federer as he would must win all seven matches at six Slams to hitch Federer on 369, although even that could be a large ask.MUST READ: Djokovic’s coach predicts Wimbledon glory after Nadal’s French Open lossThat shouldn’t be the one achievement that Nadal, 36, and Djokovic, 35, face an enormous problem to beat. Federer (103) is one in every of simply two gamers with over 100 singles titles with Nadal 11 behind on 92.It’s completely possible Nadal can win one other 11 or 12 titles, significantly along with his continued dominance on clay, however the Spaniard’s long-time harm points imply retirement shouldn’t be too distant and he might understandably prioritise successful extra Slams over lesser titles.Djokovic is on 87 singles titles – placing him 16 behind Federer and 5 off Nadal. The Serbian has collected 15 titles throughout the final three-and-a-half seasons however equally is Grand Slam pushed. Retirement additionally shouldn’t be distant for the present world No 1, that means he might want to benefit from the subsequent two to 3 years to beat Federer.MORE TENNIS NEWS…Andy Murray staggered by Rafael Nadal document and raises Alcaraz queryBoris Becker reached out to Alexander Zverev from jail after injuryRafa Nadal’s uncle performs down retirement fears regardless of harm worryWith all three of Federer, Nadal and Djokovic into their remaining few years on the ATP Tour, it appears unbelievable Federer’s tally of complete wins on tour will ever be caught. The Swiss is on 1,251 victories at Slams, Masters and all different tournaments mixed. Nadal is on 1,058 with Djokovic on 1,005.Nadal has averaged 44 match wins a yr throughout the final 5 full seasons, with Djokovic averaging 48. The latter may common the identical win share for an additional 5 years and would nonetheless solely get to 1,245.Nadal is 193 match wins behind Federer and so if he maintained a median of 44 wins per yr would wish one other four-and-a-half seasons to catch the 20-time Grand Slam winner. It’s unclear if he has that in him. Whereas it could not matter a lot to the duo given they need to end with a number of extra Slams than Federer, the Swiss icon can be glad to retire with a minimum of some unbelievable information nonetheless in his title. He deserves it.

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