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'Grand Slam race won't decide who the greatest of all time is,' says top coach

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Sascha Bejin says there will be much more to deciding who is the greatest of all time out of Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Novak Djokovic than the Grand Slam race.

Federer, Djokovic, and Nadal have been carving up men's tennis' records between for 15 years now, and opinion is severely divided among fans over which of the three should be remembered as the greatest.

Federer and Nadal currently have two more Grand Slam titles to their names than Djokovic, but the Serbian will surpass Federer for most weeks at world number one on March 8.

Bajin, though, who coached Naomi Osaka to two Grand Slam titles, does not think the Grand Slam race will ever be the decisive factor in the argument.

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“It is not because you have the most Grand Slam titles that you are automatically the best tennis player," Bajin said on a tennis podcast for Sport1.de.

"So many other factors must be brought together and it is moreover difficult to define them.

"We should just appreciate the fact that the big three can play for a long time to come, and especially hope that in the future they can meet on the court.”

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