• The debate between Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic continues to be one of the hottest topics in tennis
  • Roger Federer leads the male competitors with a total of 20 Grand Slam Titles
  • Tennis legend Ivan Lendl shared that the conversation on who the greatest among the trio of Federer, Nadal and Djokovic is far from over

There are several ways to look at the greatest of all time argument of any sport that it usually ends up in circles. For tennis, former Grand Slam winner Ivan Lendl believes that greatness could be measured in the quantifiable results.

This shows that Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are still on pace to add even more titles to their careers. Per Wide World of Sports, Lendl shared that the conversation about the trio of Federer, Nadal and Djokovic is hard to conclude given that they are still playing.

There is no question that the three players currently dominate the sport. The last time anyone aside from Federer, Nadal and Djokovic won a Grand Slam was four years ago in 2016. From there, the top three players in the world have been on a tear in every major possible.

Among all male competitors, Federer is ahead of everyone with 20. The Spaniard Nadal, however, is close with 19 titles. The youngest among the three, Djokovic, has 17.

“It's between Novak, Rafa and Roger on who ends up with the most majors and who is considered the best of all-time in the Open-era,” Lendl said.

The accomplishment of the three already surpassed the previous dominant record of Pete Sampras of 14 Grand Slam titles. With the way the trio is performing, there is still no clear-cut choice on who is the greatest of all time.

While Federer seems to be the ideal choice, Lendl believes that there are still so many factors left in play before that argument could be finalized.

“All you can say at the moment is that Roger is leading the race, the race has not been finished. When they retire the race will be finished and you will be able to judge. At the moment Roger is ahead in the race but the race is far from over,” Lendl continued.

The race between the three continues to be tight and exciting. One of the more memorable bouts included Djokovic saving two championship points in his five-set Wimbledon thriller against Federer.

These moments highlight the greatness of the three and it would be exciting to look out as the story is far from over.

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer
Djokovic of Serbia, Nadal of Spain and Federer of Switzerland are on stage during the ATP Heritage Celebration at The Waldorf Astoria in New York City, Aug. 23, 2013. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images