Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have made the history of tennis and probably of the whole world of sport. The rivalry between the three of them has reached incredible numbers and the 3, year after year, have shared the command of the tennis circuit.
First Roger Federer, then Rafa Nadal and finally Novak Djokovic, number one in the ranking and on the pitch with the three of them who have shared 62 Grand Slam titles over the last twenty years. Scary numbers with three tennis players who have dominated an era and have clearly surpassed numbers of legends of the past such as Pete Sampras, Pete Agassi or Bjorn Borg.
Monday 13 June 2022 will mark an era in tennis history, a date that will change the history of tennis and mark (perhaps the end) at least in the Big Three rankings. For the first time since November 16, 2003 (almost 20 years) none of the three players of the Big Three will be part of the World Top 2.
On 13 June, the Russian Daniil Medvedev will be number one in the world and the German Alexander Zverev will be number two in the world ranking. An unprecedented figure that will see the Big Three drop in the world ranking.
Can the Big 3 still dominate or are they on the decline?
Roger Federer has now disappeared from the ATP Tour in recent years, he has only played a few tournaments and after Wimbledon he could literally disappear from the ATP rankings. It seems almost impossible that, at the age of 41 year-old, Roger will make his return to the Top 2.
Different situation for Rafa Nadal, who, with the victories at the Australian Open and Roland Garros, is a candidate for this sensational possibility and perhaps dreams of a surprising and incredible return as number one in the world.
However, everything will depend on the physical and foot conditions of the Majorcan tennis player, who has been struggling with enormous problems in recent weeks. As for Nole, on the other hand, everything is probably postponed to next year: soon the Serbian will lose his Wimbledon points and will also come out of the World Top 3, in the final part of the season he will not recover many points and is called to a great 2023 to return at the top. The era of the Big Three is now in its final stages and the ranking is also ready to be redesigned.