Is it Djokovic's 18th title or Nadal's 20th title? Finally this year's French Open "solved the case", Nadal used practical actions to prove that he was the son of clay heavenly selection, the clay king who was not born, but also lifted the 20th Grand Slam championship trophy in his life, the importance of this championship is self-evident, not only erasing the gap with Federer's number of Grand Slam champions, but also throwing Djokovic farther, making the battle for the greatest male player in the history of tennis full of suspense.
There are many factors that measure the best in history, but if the simple and crude champion theory, Federer, who had 20 Grand Slam titles before this year's French Open, is the big brother, but everyone knows that it is only a matter of time before Nadal catches up with Federer.
At the 2018 Australian Open, Federer successfully defended his title and won his 20th Grand Slam title, while Nadal had 16 Grand Slam titles. However, after this, Federer fell into the Grand Slam championship drought again, in contrast, Nadal's performance in the Grand Slam arena was as stable as ever, winning the French Open in 2018, and retaining the French Open back garden in 2019 while also winning the US Open, and this year's French Open he once again showed the world that he was insoluble in Roland Garros.
At the moment when the curtain fell on the 2020 French Open, if the Grand Slam championship was still taken as a measure, Federer could no longer enjoy the honorary title of the first person in history, and Nadal was already eligible to sit on an equal footing with Fei Tianwang. Players who don't want to be bosses are not good generals, who don't want to see the mountains, and from reality, Nadal has the capital to achieve overtaking, leaving Federer alone to lead the Grand Slam championship list
No one can predict the future, but from the perspective of respecting facts, even Federer's iron fans should be mentally prepared for Nadal's transcendence. First of all, as long as Federer does not retire, he has the possibility of winning the 21st Grand Slam title, but the years are merciless, the old king does not obey the old, in addition to Nadal and Djokovic are still strong, Zverev, Thiem, Tsitsipas and other young talents are all obstacles, and with the passage of time, it has become more and more difficult to complete.
On the other hand, Nadal, even if he loses the French Open this year, we have reason to look forward to his return, because Nadal is 34 years old, 5 years younger than Federer, although they are veterans, But Nadal does have more advantages than Federer. What's more, Nadal won this year's French Open, and judging by his performance in this year's French Open showdown, clay is still his turf, and his opponent in Roland Garros is only himself.
That is to say, in the absence of problems with Nadal's health, it is not a problem to continue to conquer the French Open in the next two years, don't forget, Nadal in the US Open still has a strong fighting force, so it seems that it is only a matter of time before surpassing Federer, just like catching federer.
Nadal's exclusive honor of being the first man in history is very worth looking forward to, as to whether Djokovic can catch up, it is still unknown, but it is certain that when Nadal pulls the gap with Djokovic's number of Grand Slam champions to 4, coupled with the French Open scepter, and the endless desire for Grand Slam championship honors, Nadal can defend the country he has laid in a short period of time.