There is not much to choose from in terms of Grand Slams won by ‘The Big 3’ of tennis – Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Roger Federer. However, there is a huge difference in the number of matches lost after holding match points.

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The Big Three of tennis – Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer seen together during an event. (Getty Images)

All three men had 20 Grand Slams each at the start of 2022. Rafael Nadal took the lead after winning the Australian Open. He doubled the advantage after winning the Roland Garros for the 14th time in his illustrious career. The Serbian legend pulled one back after winning the Wimbledon Championships with a convincing show. The 40-year-old Roger Federer is stuck on 20 Grand Slam wins as he is recuperating after undergoing knee surgery last year.

As far as losing matches after holding match points is concerned, Federer tops the list. He has lost as many as 24 matches after securing match points. Rafael Nadal comes a distant second with 8 losses from the same situation. Djokovic holds the aces on this list as he has only lost 3 times. This is a testament to the kind of mental genius the 7-time Wimbledon champion is.

Novak Djokovic spotted training in Croatia

While Novak Djokovic’s US Open 2022 participation still hangs in the balance, the stalwart has begun his preparation, leaving no stone unturned in case he makes the cut.

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Novak Djokovic

In a recent video that has been doing the rounds on social media, Djokovic was seen practicing with 14-year-old Croatian tennis player Duje Markovina.

The news of the 21-time Grand Slam champion resuming practice will certainly be music to the ears of his huge fan base. However, as per the US travel regulations, unless a foreign traveler gets fully vaccinated, entry to the country will not be allowed. Only time will tell if the veteran is allowed to play at the US Open or not.

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