The Big-3 has marked an entire generation on the ATP circuit. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic They have set the bar very high for the new figures who have not yet managed to snatch the big titles from them. One of those who has been closest is the Italian Matteo Berrettini, but between ‘Nole’ and Rafa they have been in charge of depriving him of his first Grand Slam prize.
Berrettini, 26 years old and current number 24 in the world, praised what has been achieved by the three best players in history and recognized that they serve as motivation to be able to make the best of his potential.
“It is impressive to see Djokovic’s motivation after everything he has achieved and the way he manages his body. He is quite out of the ordinary, like Nadal and Federer, but he is the one who is perhaps the furthest away from me in terms of characteristics, that’s why I see him that way.
Nadal is pure energy, a bull. When you are with him you feel the energy on you. When he tells you about something he’s done, whether it’s fishing or golfing, it sounds like he’s explaining the Punic Wars. He is pure energy, ”said the powerful transalpine server.
“Federer is a person who always has the right word and always the right state of mind for any environment and situation. Obviously, he is also elegant. Basically, he has very deep knowledge and great sensitivity,” he noted.
In his clashes against ‘Nole’, he has a record of 0 wins and 4 losses: against Nadal he is 0-2 and against Federer he finished 0-2. That is to say, he has a record of 0-8 against the members of the Big-3, that must be one of the points to be dealt with by the Italian.
Djokovic thanked his teammates
Novak Djokovic equaled Steffi Graf’s record for the longest-reigning No. 1 in tennis history this week. «Thank you for the congratulations, I am very proud to have set another record, this time Steffi Graf’s record.
Have [dedicated] everything in my life to this sport, I am lucky to have a great team of people around me and the unconditional support of my family on this path,» he said. «Generational change is natural, thanks to [Alexander] Zverev and [Matteo] Berretini for his kind words, I appreciate the praise from the rivals», he said.
«I’ve always tried to be fair to my teammates and speak up. Those who play tennis at that level understand what it takes.»