20 Years of Big 3: Visualized

Michael Data & Graphics, Photo editing March 12, 2021
How the Big Three dominated the men’s tennis field starting in 2004; each dot represents a week at world #1 on the ATP Rankings; to be updated…

If you follow men’s tennis, you know by now that the first GOAT, the universally beloved Roger Federer, has just ceded his most weeks (310) as world #1 record to one of his arch rivals, Novak Djokovic, who is also chasing the most grand slams among the big 3. Read on ATPtour.com.

I’d put myself in the category of “Big 3 fan,” thus I took a crack at visualizing the dominance of these three guys in men’s tennis for nearly 20 years. This chart will be updated regularly, until the end of this unprecedented dynasty.

  • Among the last 68 Major finals (since 2004),
  • 23 match-ups were among the Big 3;
  • combined, they took 57 of these titles.
  • Watch match points below:

Grand slam championship points since 2004:

Australian Open 2021: Djokovic d. Medvedev

Roland Garros 2020: Nadal d. Djokovic

US Open 2020: Thiem d. Zverev

Wimbledon 2020: CANCELLED due to COVID-19 Pandemic

US Open 2019: Nadal d. Medvedev

Wimbledon 2019: Djokovic d. Federer

Australian Open 2019: Djokovic d. Nadal

US Open 2018: Djokovic d. del Potro

Wimbledon 2018: Djokovic d. Anderson

Roland Garros 2018: Nadal d. Thiem

Australian Open 2018: Federer d. Cilic

US Open 2017: Nadal d. Anderson

Wimbledon 2017: Federer d. Cilic

Roland Garros 2017: Nadal d. Wawrinka

Australian Open 2017: Federer d. Nadal

US Open 2016: Wawrinka d. Djokovic

Wimbledon 2016: Murray d. Raonic

Roland Garros 2016: Djokovic d. Murray

Australian Open 2016: Djokovic d. Murray

US Open 2015: Djokovic d. Federer

Wimbledon 2015: Djokovic d. Federer

Roland Garros 2015: Wawrinka d. Djokovic

Australian Open 2015: Djokovic d. Murray

US Open 2014: Cilic d. Nishikori

Wimbledon 2014: Djokovic d. Federer

Roland Garros 2014: Nadal d. Djokovic

Australian Open 2014: Wawrinka d. Nadal

US Open 2013: Nadal d. Djokovic

Wimbledon 2013: Murray d. Djokovic

Roland Garros 2013: Nadal d. Ferrer

Australian Open 2013: Djokovic d. Murray

US Open 2012: Murray d. Djokovic

Wimbledon 2012: Federer d. Murray

Roland Garros 2012: Nadal d. Djokovic

Australian Open 2012: Djokovic d. Nadal

US Open 2011: Djokovic d. Nadal

Wimbledon 2011: Djokovic d. Nadal

Roland Garros 2011: Nadal d. Federer

Australian Open 2011: Djokovic d. Murray

US Open 2010: Nadal d. Djokovic

Wimbledon 2010: Nadal d. Berdych

Roland Garros 2010: Nadal d. Soderling

Australian Open 2010: Federer d. Murray

US Open 2009: del Potro d. Federer

Wimbledon 2009: Federer d. Roddick

Roland garros 2009: Federer d. Soderling

Australian Open 2009: Nadal d. Federer

US Open 2008: Federer d. Murray

Wimbledon 2008: Nadal d. Federer

Roland Garros 2008: Nadal d. Federer

Australian Open 2008: Djokovic d. Tsonga

US Open 2007: Federer d. Djokovic

Wimbledon 2007: Federer d. Nadal

Roland Garros 2007: Nadal d. Federer

Australian Open 2007: Federer d. Gonzalez

US Open 2006: Federer d. Roddick

Wimbledon 2006: Federer d. Nadal

Roland Garros 2006: Nadal d. Federer

Australian Open 2006: Federer d. Baghdatis

US Open 2005: Federer d. Agassi

Wimbledon 2005: Federer d. Roddick

Roland Garros 2005: Nadal d. Puerta

Australian Open 2005: Safin d. Hewitt

US Open 2004: Federer d. Hewitt

Wimbledon 2004: Federer d. Roddick

Roland Garros 2004: Gaudio d. Coria

Australian Open 2004: Federer d. Safin