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Recently the GS race became more exciting than ever with Nadal trailing Federer by just one slam and Djokovic being three slams behind the record. Fans were preparing for the finale of historic battle between the legends but unfortunately you know who stole the show and the tour was suspended. Nobody knows when exactly the tour will resume. What do the Big3 think about this situation (regarding the GS race)? What's your opinion? Here is my take (not quite serious though).

Federer - 20

Initially, when the Sunshine Double and clay season were cancelled, it didn't directly affect Fed. Given his injury he wouldn't play them anyway. He's still the GS race leader and the situation obviously makes it more difficult for his rivals to catch up. However, when Wimby was cancelled, it must have hit him hard. It was his best chance (maybe last?) to get slam #21. In addition, RG was postponed to September signalling that the enemy is not sleeping. Is the panic mode on? ("MIrka, what have you done? The sample from Wuhan lab was intended to affect Mallorca and Monaco only!").

Nadal - 19

Rafa is injury free but can't compete. He is a competition beast so he must be devastated. Instead of playing on his beloved clay (with big chance of equalling Fed's record) he's fishing in his living room (in aquarium). Almighty El Padrino pulled the strings and told Rafa to cheer up ("I postponed the RG to September so don't worry. But you have to practise a lot with a new outfit. You'll win, no matter the circumstances!"). The Bull is motivated again and recently his secret practice session leaked to the press: https://www.menstennisforums.com//showcase/clay-outfits-leaked.31/cover-image?d=1583507728

Djokovic - 17

Djoko was unbeaten this year and had the momentum before the suspension. Obviously he must be very disappointed that he can't compete and fight for titles and more weeks at #1 (another important record). He's still three slams behind Fed so the break makes it even more difficult. That being said, his personality seems most complicated to me and who knows what comes to his mind. In these difficult times he may decide to resume his Amor y Paz mission and spend lots of $ on his beloved guru ("Pepe, what's your recipe for happiness in this chaos?"). God forbid!
 

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Federer got lucky as hell no way around it. Rafole were about to break his records by the end of the year

Now? Who knows
 

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Federer got lucky as hell no way around it. Rafole were about to break his records by the end of the year

Now? Who knows
We'll see how much it affects rest of the year (especialy remaining slams) but looks like it will be a huge and unfair game-changer.
 

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Virus ruined everything.Both Rafa and Nole had HUGE chances to break this year some very significant records which still held by Rogie.
But,Rogie also had chances on SW20 and less for USO,not to mention RG.So it may turn out that if USO and RG takes place,then it would play in Rafole's favor.

But first we must wait until the end of summer,now it is too early to say something
 

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Federer got lucky as hell no way around it. Rafole were about to break his records by the end of the year

Now? Who knows
this is the answer, and no reasonable Rogie fan can say otherwise. Rogie Was really old, injured, and going to be out for months anyways. Rafa and Nole were playing well, healthy, had momentum, and were just about to break Rogie’s most important records.

it likely would have taken a literal act of god to change this, and that is exactly what happened.
 

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this is the answer, and no reasonable Rogie fan can say otherwise. Rogie Was really old, injured, and going to be out for months anyways. Rafa and Nole were playing well, healthy, had momentum, and were just about to break Rogie’s most important records.

it likely would have taken a literal act of god to change this, and that is exactly what happened.
Much like Tilden's records were saved by Budge going to WW2
 

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this is the answer, and no reasonable Rogie fan can say otherwise. Rogie Was really old, injured, and going to be out for months anyways. Rafa and Nole were playing well, healthy, had momentum, and were just about to break Rogie’s most important records.

it likely would have taken a literal act of god to change this, and that is exactly what happened.
100% agree. I mean how much more luckier can Fed get, 10+ easy slams from weak era, and now his slam record is secured for at least a few months due to outbreak, and who knows if we'll ever get the rest of tennis season back this year. I was looking forward to this year's RG so much, it was supposed to be monumental and historial to tie at 20. Fed was not winning Wimby, or any slam this year anyway. Fuck this virus man, just frustrating, entire world is paralyzed because of this.
 

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Nadovic were so lucky that the 90s Gen sucks. They should never be sweeping up the Slams at 34 and 33 well past their peak. So closing in on Fed's record was hollow anyway. Based on pure talent the final Slam total rightly favors FedGod.
 

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Nadovic were so lucky that the 90s Gen sucks. They should never be sweeping up the Slams at 34 and 33 well past their peak. So closing in on Fed's record was hollow anyway. Based on pure talent the final Slam total rightly favors FedGod.
Seriously? 34/33 is not old in sports in the year 2020. It would be like saying that the talent in the NBA is weak because LeBron was heading towards another MVP season at 35.5 years old. The GOATs delay the inevitable for as long as possible, and that has a lot to do with 'pure talent'. And let's not talk about competition. You don't want to be doing that. 😂
 
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