• Tennis has been dominated by Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic
  • Tennis expert Barbara Schett things Djokovic has the chance to overtake the two
  • The year currently has a unique schedule due to the global pandemic

The trio of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic has dominated tennis for the past few decades. While there are up and coming stars such as Stefanos Tsitsipas, Dominic Thiem, and Daniil Medvedev beaming with potential, the sport is still dominated by these household names.

They have combined for a total of 56 Grand Slams and the last time anyone has won a Major aside from them was way back in 2016. It has been a race among the Big Three as the younger stars continuously attempt to boot them out of their supremacy. Despite the effort of the next generation, it has always resulted in the same result: Federer, Nadal or Djokovic hoisting up another Grand Slam.

Federer is mostly considered as one of the greatest of all time with the 20 Grand Slams he’s achieved. This is the most Majors held by a male athlete. While Federer is on top, Nadal and Djokovic have made their case for the GOAT moniker.

Nadal is considered as the King of Clay and has 12 French Open titles and 19 Majors overall. He is only one win away from tying Federer. Djokovic, on the other hand, has 17 Grand Slams and is the youngest among the three.

Tennis expert Barbara Schett shared her thoughts on the debate. Per Tennis World USA, the analyst said that Djokovic is in a position to overtake Nadal and Federer. “Novak Djokovic will overcome Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal,” the story said.

Djokovic has been unstoppable lately and is currently undefeated for the entire 2020. He’s coming off multiple victories with the Australian Open and the Dubai Open.

But it's also highly possible that Nadal will have a taste first of the top spot in with the Majors count – adding to the fact that the French Open was not canceled this year. Federer is recovering from knee surgery and was originally expected to bounce back during the grass season.

In an unfortunate turn of events, the current global pandemic has forced the Wimbledon organizers to cancel the Championships. This takes away Federer’s strongest chance of adding another Grand Slam as he’s had the most success in Wimbledon.

Overall, it will be interesting how these three juggernauts battle it out for the peak of the sport when it’s all said and done.

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