Today we bring to you the Grand Slam Predictions in Mens Singles. The Grand Slams are most convoluted and revered prize in the game of tennis. These 4 tournaments held every year in Australia, England, France and the United States bear greatest illustration to the Greatest of All Time (GOAT) debate in the game. Currently in Men’s tennis, 3 great champions are locked in a sort of 3 horse race for most Grand Slam trophies. All 3 of them have been winning these big titles consistently year after year in a dominant fashion.
Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have dominated the men’s game for more than 2 decades now. With Rafa’s latest victory at the French Open, the great Spaniard ties with famous rival Roger Federer holding 20 major trophies each. The Serbian star Novak Djokovic is place close behind with 17 trophies but motivated to go ahead with more. We analyze who among these legends would finish with most slams in terms of tournament hold, fitness and consistency of performance. We discuss below the Big 3 on Grand Slam Predictions in Mens Singles.
Current 17: Projected 23
The Spanish sensation now looks at the driver’s seat to emerge the Greatest of All Time among male tennis players. Nadal’s 13th French Open victory took his slam count to 20. The king of clay now stands at the top of the leaderboard drawing level terms with the great Roger Federer.
Rafa however at 34 has at least 2 or 3 more years left to improve his tally of major trophies. With his ever tightening grip on Roland Garros it is easy to guess at least a couple more trophy wins for the Spaniard there. That alone would be enough to raise Nadal’s slam count to 22.
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Rafa is also a force to recon on the hard courts of US Open. The current world number 2 has won 4 trophies at the Arthur Ashe stadium. His consistency there in last 4 years has been laudable with 2 trophies and 1 semifinal injury pullout in 2018. Nadal could hope to add another success in New York to his already illustrious resume.
The 20-time major champion would badly want to have one more success in Australia. After Nadal’s 2009 success in Melbourne, the Spaniard reached 4 finals there but always remained short of the finishing line. Wimbledon seems to be the most difficult hunting ground for the great champion. We predict him to retire with 23 slams. This is what we expect Nadal to achieve in Grand Slam Predictions in Mens Singles.
Current 20: Projected 20
As much as the Fed fans hate to hear, the Swiss genius seems to have been done with his Grand Slam winning march. The legendary champion is currently holding 20 Grand Slams but has not won a major since the 2018 Australian Open.
Roger Federer lost a great chance to add to his tally at 2019 Wimbledon championships when he failed to take advantage of the two champion points against Novak Djokovic. The maestro has recently undergone two knee surgeries and is expected to make his way back to the game in 2021 Australian Open.
The equation however is not simple for Roger. His two greatest rivals Rafa and Novak have added 4 and 5 majors to their tallies respectively since the Swiss great has his last slam success. The young brigade is also upping the arms with Dominic Thiem having already opened his Grand Slam account.
At the age of above 38 Roger Federer will have to put a lot of physical and mental effort for 7 best of 5 matches across 2 weeks. It is too bold to write off such a great champion but given the age and competition it looks highly unlikely for the great champion to raise another major trophy. This is what we expect Federer to achieve in Grand Slam Predictions in Mens Singles.
Current 17: Expected 21
The Serb warrior has no doubt been the player of the last decade with 16 Grand Slam wins since 2011. Novak Djokovic looked out of sorts in 2017 but came back in 2018 and has won 5 majors since then. He is the youngest, fittest and probably most well placed one among this great troika. Djokovic currently is at 17 slams but has a commanding hold on Australian Open and Wimbledon.
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He could win both these tournaments at least couple of times more and raise his slam count to 21. The competition seems to be also getting on the Serbian superstar. Earlier this year at Melbourne Park, he was pushed to 5 sets by Dominic Thiem and survived a near scare.
Novak’s dream of 2nd French Open was shut in style by Rafael Nadal. It seems now that another Roland Garros trophy could be far-fetched for the great champion. He also has a good record at the US Open but often loses there in finals. The Serb could win 4 to 5 slams and take his tally ahead of Roger Federer but either fall slightly short or go equal with Rafael Nadal.
We predict he would take home 21 slams by the end of his illustrious career but surely overtake Roger Federer in the weeks at world number 1 metric. Novak does have the issues with losing motivation at times unlike Roger and Rafa. This is what we expect Djokovic to achieve in Grand Slam Predictions in Mens Singles.
The great era of tennis might end with all 3 legends touching or exceeding 20 slams. The final equation could look like Rafael Nadal leading at 22 majors, Novak Djokovic placed 2nd at 21 slams and Roger Federer at number 3 with 20 Grand Slams. The trio are surely to go down as the 3 greatest male tennis players of all time. They have taken the popularity of this great sport to astounding heights in last 15 years.
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