Feature 3 // 28 Jan 2019, 11:40 IST SHARE Of all the seven Australian Open titles that Novak Djokovic has won over the years, the 2019 title is possibly the most important in his quest for being the greatest tennis player of his era. For much of the first half of his career, he was a clear third in the pantheon of the big three in men’s tennis.Even after being the world number 1 for such a long time, winning so many Grand Slam titles and having a better head to head record against his two greatest rivals, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, he continues to remain the third cog in the wheel in the eyes of a majority of fans and tennis pundits.If he had lost the 2019 Australian Open title to Rafael Nadal, that would have further eroded his legacy because this is the only Grand Slam where neither of his two rivals have a better record than him. Nadal has been far superior at the French Open, and Federer has won more titles than Novak at both Wimbledon and the US Open.A loss at Melbourne to Nadal would have been akin to Nadal losing at French… Read full this story
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