Tennis News: Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios

  • Garbine Murguruza gives an answer about the Big 3
  • Kyrgios works with a "clown"
Rafael Nadal at the French Open
Rafael Nadal at the French Open / Clive Mason/GettyImages

Who is the best player among the Big 3? Some prefer Roger Federer because of the seeming ease he could do anything on the court. Plus, he was winning at a historic level before Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal got in his way.

Many fans think Nadal is the best. The Spaniard has the second-most Grand Slam titles and might have more except for a series of various injuries. He also is the unquestioned best on one of tennis' three surfaces: Clay.

Djokovic has the raw statistics to back up any argument he is the greatest ever. 24 major titles and 40 Masters 1000 titles - both are the best numbers produced in men's tennis. He also mostly stayed healthier than Nadal and being available for tournaments is also a talent.

Garbine Muguruza believes one of the Big 3 is the best

Former WTA No. 1 Garbine Muguruza has her own ideas about who is the best of the Big 3. She also believes that Federer, Djokovic, and Nadal won so much that anyone with only three Grand Slam titles looks rather pitiful. Winning one major title is impressive, of course, but Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic have set the bar extremely high.

Speaking on Spanish radio program El Larguero, Muguruza said, "The Big Three has left everything so high that winning three Grand Slams sounds like little. It’s a tragedy...I am from Roger, I am pro-Rafa to death. I think Djokovic is a tennis beast. In terms of quality in tennis, the best is Novak, I think he is very funny off the court and he is super nice."

Nick Kyrgios works with someone he once called a "clown"

Another person you can listen to soon (also check out the podcast version of El Larguero that Muguruza is on; it's worth the listen) is 2022 Wimbledon runner-up Nick Kyrgios. While he certainly doesn't play as much anymore, he is appearing more and more as a commentator. This includes working with the Tennis Channel during the 2023 ATP Finals and ESPN during the 2024 Australian Open. He surprisingly did a marvelous job at both.

dark. Next. Wimbledon 2024: Everything you need to know. Wimbledon 2024: Everything you need to know

During Wimbledon this year, Kyrgios will be a commentator for the BBC. He will be working along with Andrew Castle. The issue is that during last year's Wimbledon final between Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz, Kyrgios took to social media to give a harsh critique of Castle. Kyrgios wrote on X/Twitter, "Whoever is the clown next to (Todd) Woodbridge in that commentator box needs to just not speak? spoiling the match big time".

Ahead of this year's grass-court major, Castle has no ill will toward Kyrgios for the Australian's comments. In an interview with, Castle did say Kyrgios was the king of clickbait, but also offered, "What has surprised me is that people seem surprised that he is articulate, intelligent, current and sharp-witted. That’s not a surprise to me...the point of social media is that everyone has a say, including Nick...I look forward to seeing him and working with him."

More tennis news and analysis: