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Patrick Mouratoglou gives thoughts on GOAT race: 'It's getting harder to win Majors'

Patrick Mouratoglou on GOAT race: "Nadal is playing some of the best tennis of his life, Novak has a chance of playing at the highest level for a few more years..."
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Patrick Mouratoglou says it's becoming harder for Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic to win Grand Slams every year as he gave his thoughts on the GOAT race.

Novak Djokovic won his 21st major at Wimbledon last week to pass Roger Federer in the Grand Slam race, although he is still one behind Rafael Nadal.

The Serbian gave a timely reminder that he is still as good as ever, though, and Mouratoglou is finding it as tough as the rest of us to predict what will happen next, especially with so much young talent emerging on the ATP Tour.

"For all the Big Three, the more time that goes by, the tougher it will become to win Majors and we have a lot of great young players catching them," Mouratoglou said in a video on his Instagram account.

"Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner are going to win Slams. Daniil Medvedev already has one at the US Open and we have a couple of players who have been close such as Nick Kyrgios, Matteo Berrettini and Stefanos Tsitsipas."

"The GOAT race is still on and it's more exciting than ever. First, let's start with the Majors.

"Novak won Wimbledon, which puts him up to 21 Major titles, one ahead of Roger's 20 and one behind Rafa's 22."

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"But, when we break them down, Novak leads at the Australian Open with nine titles, Rafa has dominated at the French Open with 14 titles and Federer still leads at Wimbledon with eight titles along with the US Open with five titles."

Patrick Mouratoglou then turned his attention to predicted the outcome of the GOAT race, although he also stressed in the video that he did not believe it should come down to numbers alone.

"Rafael Nadal is playing some of the best tennis of his life, recently beating Novak in the quarters of the French Open, but he still struggles a lot with his injuries," he said.

"Novak is the youngest of the three and is in great physical condition. So he has a chance of playing at the highest level for a few more years, however, he might be unable to compete at the next two Slams - at the US Open and the Australian Open - means his next shot at a title may be in Rafa's house at the French Open next year.

"Roger turns 41 soon and is planning to return to competition at the Laver Cup and the Swiss Indoors in Basel. It will be incredible to see him back on court but to see him win another Major is highly unlikely."

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