3 Rivals Federer – Nadal – Djokovic lost painfully 62 times

(Sports news, tennis news) This is a list of 3 tennis players that made “Big Three“, Federer, Nadal, Djokovic many times had to embrace hatred in the past.

“Big Three” has lost 62 times before 3 players Murray, Del Potro, Tsonga

Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have won a total of 56 Grand Slam titles, 97 ATP Masters 1000 and 11 ATP Finals championships. “Big Three” was born in the most interesting historical period of tennis history, they have been breaking all the records of the seniors set.

"Big Three" has lost 62 times before 3 players Murray, Del Potro, Tsonga
“Big Three” has lost 62 times before 3 players Murray, Del Potro, Tsonga

Even if the three tennis players above are over 30 years old they are still the “Big Three” group that other players can hardly beat. Young players like Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Nick Kyrgios often hate when confronted with them, other stars like Dominic Thiem, Marin Cilic, Milos Raonic, Kei Nishikori and Grigor Dimitrov are not worthy opponents.

The number of players who have a slightly higher confrontation index than the “Big Three” is very small, the number of people who beat Federer-Nadal-Djokovic many times is also very rare. According to Tennisworldusa’s statistics, the three players who beat the “Big Three” the most were Andy Murray, Juan Martin Del Potro and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, with a total of 62 victories.

1. Andy Murray

Andrew Barron “Andy” Murray (born May 15, 1987) is a professional tennis player who originated from Scottland, United Kingdom.

Previously, he was coached by coaches Brad Gilbert and Amélie Mauresmo. Murray represents the United Kingdom in his athletic activities and is a three-time Grand Slam winner, twice Olympic champion, Davis Cup champion, ATP World Tour winner 2016, and former No. 1 in the world.

Murray defeated Novak Djokovic in the 2012 US Open final, becoming the first English player since 1977 and the first Englishman since 1936, to win a single Grand Slam tournament. Murray was also the first Englishman to win many Wimbledon singles titles since Fred Perry in 1936, winning the tournament in 2013 and 2016.

3 Rivals Federer - Nadal - Djokovic lost painfully 62 times
Andy Murray remains a threat to Djokovic in the Australian Open

Murray won 29 matches against three big players: There were 11 victories over Federer, Djokovic and 7 times over Nadal. In which Murray won three Grand Slam titles: Wimbledon 2013 and 2016 (defeating Djokovic and Raonic) and US Open 2012 when defeating Djokovic.

Murray won gold in the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics men’s singles, making him the only player, male or female, to have won two Olympic singles titles. He was part of the team that won the British Davis Cup in 2015, winning 11-0 in his matches (8 singles and 3 pairs) when they defended their first Davis Cup title since 1936. 

2. Del Potro

Juan Martin del Potro (born September 23, 1988) is an Argentinian professional tennis player. He was the 2009 US Open tennis champion after winning against Roger Federer 3-6 7-6 (5) 4-6 7-6 (4) 6-2. With that victory, Del Potro is the first player after Rafael Nadal to defeat Roger Federer in a Grand Slam final.

3 Rivals Federer - Nadal - Djokovic lost painfully 62 times
Del Potro caused anxiety for Federer

He has figured out how to defeat the “Big Three” 17 times. The Argentinian had 7 wins against Federer, 6 times to beat Nadal and beat Djokovic 4 times. He won the US Open 2009 when he defeated Federer in the final.

3. Tsonga

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (born 17 April 1985) is a French professional tennis player. He is currently the sixth-ranked player of the ATP.

He defeated three big players 16 times. French players won Federer and Djokovic 6 times, defeated Nadal 4 times, unfortunately, Tsonga did not have a Grand Slam. Stan Wawrinka, who won three Grand Slams, won only 12 matches against the “Big Three” (3 to Federer, 3 to Nadal and 6 to Djokovic).

3 Rivals Federer - Nadal - Djokovic lost painfully 62 times
Rafael Nadal vs Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Tsonga became famous from the 2008 Australian Open. In this tournament, although not seeded, he reached the final. To reach the final, he defeated four seeds, including a 3-match win against the world’s No. 2 player Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals. Tsonga only lost to No. 3 Novak Djokovic in the final after 4 checks. The first Czech final he won. It was also the only check Djokovic lost in this tournament.

Federer was the most defeated player by Murray, Del Potro and Tsonga: 24 losses, while Djokovic lost 21 and Nadal 17.
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