Who is the GOAT in Tennis?

Who is the GOAT in Tennis is a question that tennis fans have debated for many years with most commentators agreeing that it will be Federer, Nadal, or Djokovic that will eventually claim this title.

Nadal has won more Grand Slam Titles, Federer has won more ATP titles overall but Nadal and Djokovic have won more Masters 1000 titles than Federer so the debate is still open on who will be considered the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) in men’s tennis.

Who is the GOAT in Tennis?
Who is the GOAT in tennis

Who is the GOAT in Tennis?

In order to make a better decision on who is the GOAT in tennis, we have put together some stats on the three most likely candidates for the title of GOAT in Men’s Tennis.

Djokovic vs. Nadal vs. Federer Goat Stats

Rafa NadalVsDjokovicVsFederer
Player NameRafael NadalNovak DjokovicRoger Federer
Year born198619871981
Year turned Pro2001 20031998
NationalitySpanishSerbianSwiss
PlaysLeft handedRight handedRight handed
BackhandTwo handed backhandTwo handed backhandOne handed backhand
Grand Slam Wins222020
Australian Open Titles296
French Open Titles1421
Wimbledon Titles268
US Open Titles435
Tour Finals056
Masters 1000 Titles363828
ATP Titles9287103
Wins against NadalN/A3016
Wins against Djokovic29N/A23
Wins against Federer2427N/A

So who is the GOAT in Tennis?

If you purely look at the stats above then Djokovic is definitely the favourite to win the title of Greatest Of All Time.

However, this doesn’t mean that he will be considered the GOAT by tennis fans.

In a recent BBC Sports Poll, tennis fans voted Roger Federer the Greatest of All Time. Federer got 56% of the vote, followed by Djokovic with 37% and Nadal with 7%.

BBC Sports Tennis GOAT Poll

The Too Many Rackets Tennis GOAT Poll

We would like to hear from you on who you think the GOAT is.

You can vote for Federer, Nadal, or Djokovic in our Crowdsignal.com poll embedded below.

If you think someone else deserves the title of GOAT, you can also vote for them by entering their name in the other box below.

Currently, Nadal is leading our Tennis GOAT poll with 107 votes, followed by Federer with 87 votes and Djokovic with 65 votes.

Tennis GOAT FAQ

Who has won the most grand slams out of Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer?

Nadal has won a total of 22 grand slam titles which is one ahead of Djokovic and Federer.

Who has won the most Masters 1000 Titles out of Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer?

Djokovic holds the record for most master 100 titles with 38. Nadal has won 36 Masters 1000 Titles whereas Federer has won 28.

Who has won the most Year End Tour Finals out of Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer?

Federer has won the most year end tour finals with 6 wins to his name. Djokovic has won 5 and Nadal has yet to win the year end tour finals.

Who has won the most ATP titles out of Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer?

Federer has won the most ATP titles with 103, followed by Nadal with 92 and Djokovic with 87.

Who has won the most gold medals out of Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer?

Nadal won a total of two gold medals. One in singles at the 2008 Bejing Olympics and another in doubles at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Federer won a gold medal in doubles at the 2008 Bejing Olympics.

Djokovic has yet to win a gold medal at any Olympics.

Who has the best head to head record in matches played between Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer?

Djokovic has a winning head to head record against Nadal and Federer. Nadal has a winning head to head record against Federer.

Who has won more Australian Open Titles out of Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer?

Djokovic has won the most Australian Open titles with 9 wins to his name, followed by Federer with 6 and Nadal with 1.

Who has won more French Open Titles out of Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer?

The King of Clay Rafa Nadal unsurprisingly has the most French Open titles with 14, followed by Djokovic with 2 and Federer with 1.

Who has won more Wimbledon Titles out of Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer?

Federer has the most Wimbledon titles with 8, followed by Djokovic with 6 and Nadal with 2.

Who has won more US Open Titles out of Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer?

Federer has won the most US Open titles with 5, followed by Nadal with 4 and Djokovic with 3.

Has Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer ever won a calendar grand slam?

No, Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer have never won the Calendar gran slam i.e. win each of the 4 grand slams in the same year. Don Budge (1938) and Rod Laver (1962 and 1969) are the only men’s tennis players to have achieved this.

Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer have each come close with each of them winning 3 out of the 4 grand slams in at least one year: Federer (2004, 2006, and 2007), Nadal (2010), and Djokovic (2011, 2015, and 2021)

Have Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer each achieved the career grand slam?

Yes, Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer have each achieved the career grand slam .i.e winning all four grand slams (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open) at least once.

– Federer achieved the career grand slam when he won the French Open in 2009.
– Nadal achieved the career grand slam when he won the US Open in 2011.
– Djokovic achieved the career grand slam when he won the French Open in 2016.

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