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Dominance in Men's Tennis Unlike Anything We've Ever Seen

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Doug Gottlieb: "You're talking about complete obliteration of the competition. We don't have that in any other sport. Think about it - that would be like if the Lakers, Warriors, and Spurs won all but 3 titles over the last 20 years. It may feel that way, but it's just not. It feels like a statistical impossibility. In golf, Tiger and Phil, there is no way they're as good or as dominant at the majors as these guys. Roughly 80 majors in 20 years, they've won 65, and several they haven't played in because of injury. THAT'S NUTS! It seems like a number that's fake. Only it's not, it's completely real."

Doug Gottlieb examines the historical significance of how three legends have dominated men's tennis for the last two decades. Doug looks at how Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic have won an overwhelming majority of Grand Slam titles over the lasts 20 years and explains how unlikely it is to witness such a lengthy period of sustained dominance in any professional sport.