The Spaniard then moved two ahead as he continued his dominance at the French Open before Djokovic pulled one back at Wimbledon. But Djokovic’s omission from the US Open would be another blow in his hopes of finishing with the most Grand Slam titles with Australia also not changing their restrictions.
“Obviously, Rafa Nadal has benefited from that,” McEnroe added. “Obviously, if a guy has won the Australian Open eight or nine times, you would think [Djokovic blew] a chance in a way.
“These three guys are already above everyone else. Rafa was able to pull off a miraculous win that not many people expected in Australia. Novak got there at Wimbledon and then Rafa got hurt.
“So, it makes it extremely interesting to see these two go at it and then you think of Roger Federer but he’s been hurt for a while.”