Absolute dominators. The history, the numbers and the records they hold Novak Djokovic (1st), Rafael Nadal (4th) and Roger Federer (9th) speak for themselves. Since their irruption in the world of tennis, they have taken turns in command among themselves and have dominated the actions in each of the tournaments they played. The validity of Big 3 it is indisputable and it is strange not to see them in action.
However the Canadian Open 2021 (in Toronto) has as its maximum figure the Russian Daniil Medvedev (2nd) due to the absence of these three sports legends.
Since they started competing at par on the circuit ATP, they just hadn’t been in a category 1000 tournament until this year. It was in Paris 2004: in that contest, Marat Safin and Radek Stepanek reached the final match. Finally, the Russian won 6-3, 7-6 (5) and 6-3 and shouted champion.
It took 17 years for that story to repeat itself. In Miami 2021, none were present and the Polish Hubert Hurkacz was crowned after beating the young Italian Jannik Sinner in the final.
In this Toronto edition, Djokovic had already announced his withdrawal after his participation in the Tokyo Olympics; For its part, the organization had already expressed itself last week in a statement in which it announced that the 40-year-old Swiss was out due to injury. Finally, within minutes of jumping onto the field, the Spaniard announced that he would not appear due to problems with his left foot.
Finally, Cincinnati, which will start on next August 15Nor will it have the figures of Federer, Djokovic and Nadal in its main draw. It should be noted that the Serbian N ° 1 in the world and Spanish are the biggest winners of Masters 1000 tournaments with 36 conquests each. Also, behind them appears Your Majesty with 28 titles in his power.