Roger Federer snubbed as Novak Djokovic edges Rafael Nadal in ongoing GOAT debate

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are currently tied on 22 Grand Slam titles each and will look to surpass one another at the French Open in May



Roger Federer has been snubbed as Express Sport readers feel that Novak Djokovic has edged ahead of Rafael Nadal in the ongoing greatest of all time debate. Djokovic’s GOAT claim was boosted by completing a 378th week as world No.1 last month – breaking the long standing record held by Steffi Graf.




Express Sport readers were asked in a poll: “Will Djokovic officially become the GOAT by setting a new weeks at No.1 record?” A total of 4,712 readers answered with 2,594 voting ‘yes’, which was 476 more than said ‘no’ (2,118), giving Djokovic the edge in the ongoing GOAT debate.



Djokovic is well ahead of Nadal in terms of weeks at world No.1, with the Spaniard spending 209 weeks at the summit during his career. The Spaniard also has to climb back up the rankings after dropping out of the world top-10 last week for the first time in 18 years.



Djokovic equalled Nadal’s record of 22 Grand Slam crowns by winning the Australian Open crown in January – a title he has won 10 times. After being beaten by Djokovic in the final 3-6, 6-7, 6-7 – runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas labelled his rival the GOAT.


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