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Federer and Nadal have dominated the sport for nearly two decades with the pair sharing an incredible 36 Grand Slams between them.

Novak Djokovic has struggled to rediscover his championship-winning form since returning from injury while Andy Murray is yet to return meaning both Nadal and Federer will likely continue to battle it out for more titles.

The Swiss star is currently taking a few months out to miss the clay-court season and get ready for the change to grass, making his return at the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart next month.

But for Nadal he is aiming to pick up his third title of the season in Rome this week at the Italian Open.

Djokovic is also in action as he continues his road to recovery with his last Grand Slam win coming at the 2016 French Open.

And Carillo has given an interesting take on how the current crop of top tennis players compare to yesteryear’s stars while suggesting Federer is head and shoulders above everyone.

“If his back would have let him [Lendl] continue he would’ve kept paying the price,” Law said on The Tennis Podcast reading out what Carillo had written.

“But guys like Agassi, Sampras, Wilander, McEnroe, Becker – those guys couldn’t square it up in their hearts that the wins were worth more than everything else in their lives.

“Roger is the ultimate example of having it all, but he of course is from a different galaxy where the space-time continuum is far different from planet earth’s.

“Rafa is an earthling who will only go out when his body forces him to. I’m still unsure of where exactly Lendl comes from.

“In Novak’s case, I think when he found himself holding all four majors when he’d finally won the title his childhood coach implored him to fight for, it must have at once filled him with elation and emptied him of hunger.

“John McEnroe said he was never happier than when he was No 2 in the world chasing the great Bjorn Bjorg, that when he took over the top spot Bjorn pulled up and went home and it was soul-deadening.”

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