‘If I had to pick one player who will win the most Grand Slams it would still be Novak Djokovic…’

Tim Henman has backed Novak Djokovic to win the Grand Slam race against Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

Nadal drew level with Federer on 20 Slams a piece after beating Djokovic in the French Open final on Sunday.

The result leaves Djokovic lagging behind his rivals on 17, but Henman thinks that he will ultimately have the last laugh.

“If I had to pick one player who will win the most Grand Slams it would still be Novak Djokovic,” Eurosport expert Henman said.

“I look at his game, his physicality, he seems like he is in good shape.

“I think Rafa’s body has been a bit more beaten up with the problems with the knees he’s had.

“It’s amazing for Rafa to have matched Roger and got to 20 Grand Slam titles. To draw level on 20 is beyond even his own wildest dreams.

“When you look at the records of the three players, Federer, Djokovic and Nadal, it’s so difficult to comprehend it.”

Despite predictions that the enforced break for the coronavirus being the catalyst for the end of the dominance of tennis’ ‘big three,’ they have once again proven they are going no where anytime soon.

And that, according to Henman, is down to their devotion to the game.

“Rafa talks about this court in Paris being a home away from home, he’s just had such incredible results.

“I think the overall consistency, but not missing tennis through injuries sometimes gets overlooked.

“The way they prepare, the way they train, their injury prevention so that they can continue to play at a high level is so impressive.

“They are not going to be around forever so it’s important for us to enjoy them while they are.”

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