We echoed this a few weeks ago and it is already a reality. Feliciano López is in a position to establish three historical and memorable records in world tennis and one of them will materialize in this ATP Masters 1000 Indian Wells 2021. The Spanish player will appear in the final draw of a Masters 1000 by 139th in his career professional, which helps him overcome the 138 appearances of Roger Federer and be at the forefront of this classification alone.
Haas talks about Federer
Tommy Haas believes that while Roger Federer is satisfied with the career he has had thus far, the Swiss still has a burning desire to make another comeback on tour and retire on his own terms. “He’s happy,” Haas added. “He has no reason not to be. He knows that, there’s a lot of gratitude in him. He loves life. But he’s still hungry. He still hopes he can come back. He wants to stop when he wants to, to decide when it’s time to say you don’t like it anymore (because) you lose too much.” Roger Federer underwent a third knee surgery a few weeks ago and was pictured using crutches during the recent Laver Cup. “It’s all going to depend on how he (Roger Federer) can overcome that (knee surgery) physically,” Tommy Haas said. “We’ll have an element of an answer in March, April, May.” Over the past two decades, men’s tennis has enjoyed a golden era in which some of the best players in history were part of the same generation. Superstars such as Andy Murray, along with the golden trio of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic have all competed against each other. Sadly, Andy Murray does not have a great track record against these players in Grand Slam matches. He has lost eight finals to them in the Majors, five against Djokovic and three against Federer. Recently, former American player James Blake reflected on Andy Murray’s results against the other three players and stated, “It’s the big four but obviously it’s become the big three since his injury. I agree that Andy Murray was the guy that absolutely could win a slam and had the unfortunate luck of being the runner-up so many times to those big three in slam finals.” His comments came during a discussion about whether it was the ‘Big 4’ or the ‘Big 3’ in men’s tennis. World No.1 Novak Djokovic brought the GOAT debate to a whole new level after winning the Wimbledon Championships 2021. He is now tied with his arch-rivals, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, in the Grand Slam tally and it will be intriguing to see who manages to end with more majors now.