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Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal can finally decide who is the greatest of all time by playing a 100-match tournament on three different surfaces, according to Andre Agassi.
The traditional form of determining who is the GOAT is by taking a look at their trophy cabinets. Federer and Nadal both have 20 Grand Slam titles apiece, while Djokovic has won two fewer. However, world No 1 Djokovic is younger so he has time on his side to overtake them.
“The problem in answering is that their careers are still going on,” Agassi told CNBC TV18. “So, there’s a lot to still be determined. The three best to talk about are obviously Roger [Federer], Rafa [Nadal] and Novak [Djokovic].
“I think it’s different to say ‘who has the best career?’ from saying ‘when somebody is playing at their best, who is the best?’ We have the best on fast grass courts with Roger, we have the best on clay [with Nadal] and we have the best on hard courts [with Djokovic].”
Therefore, he suggested a new way to find out who really is the GOAT.
Agassi added: “So, stick them in a tournament that has multiple surfaces and make them play each other 100 times and I’ll give you the answer!”