Tommy Haas shares thoughts about GOAT race between Federer, Djokovic, Nadal
Former world no. 2 Tommy Haas has been the Indian Wells tournament director for a couple of years, enjoying his retirement that came in Kitzbuhel 2017.
Speaking about the GOAT race between Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, the German said it would be tough for Federer to beat two great rivals and finish his career with most Majors. Haas praised Djokovic following the recent Australian Open success, and he believes that Nadal still has a chance to grab a couple more Roland Garros crowns and become the player with most Major titles ahead of Federer.
"There's no doubt that Novak Djokovic is playing at an extremely high level, and that makes him challenging to beat for the entire Tour. Even with the unfortunate injury, he was still able to walk away with the trophy, and that has to give him a lot of confidence going into Miami - another tournament where he's had a lot of success over the years.
It will be interesting to see how the rest of the season shakes out - with Novak Djokovic playing at his best, Roger Federer returning and Rafael Nadal going for yet another title at Roland Garros and looking to pass Federer for most Major trophies. It's impossible to predict how the rest of their respective careers will play out. Roger Federer has the most challenging path to winning another Major, but I would never count him out, particularly at Wimbledon.
Novak Djokovic has time on his side, being the youngest of the three and still playing some of the best tennis of his career. And Rafael Nadal could win Roland Garros for a couple of more years. We all can't wait for Roger Federer to be back on Tour. And I think he wouldn't get back out there unless he felt he had a chance to compete for titles and win at this point in his career. I think he'll be selective about his schedule, but if he is healthy at Wimbledon, the Olympics and the US Open, I would never count him out," Tommy Haas said.