The ‘Big 3’ Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic have been pushing each other to the limits by inspiring each other for many years. The trio drives each other to be the best they could possibly be on the court.
Rafael Nadal’s coach Francis Roig also explained that the ‘Big 3’ are still playing at the same level at the later half of their career as they are running this race together.
Roig also explicated that if Nadal wouldn’t be playing, Federer would have retired five years ago. However, they are motivating and making each other better year after year.
“All these three guys Novak, Roger, and Rafa maybe because they are together on this run in this race, one motivates the other one. Probably if Rafa didn’t exist Roger would have stopped playing tennis five years ago,” Roig said on Tennis Legends at Eurosport.
“But because of this, I think one makes the other one better. And the ambition is huge. I mean, I can see sometimes with Rafa, he’s winning a tournament, a 250 tournament in the ATP and he’s so happy about that. I mean a guy who has won 12, 13 Grand Slams when he was like this and he was playing sometimes small tournaments, not anymore. And he was so happy about that,” he added.
“You can see how much he likes to win, still winning. Otherwise, there is no chance at this age after such a big success to try to keep winning tournaments. You need this ambition,” Francis concluded.
The tennis season came to a halt in early March due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. It is still uncertain when the tour will resume. However, we hope to see Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic battling on the tennis court soon.