“Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal And Novak Djokovic Deserve More Credit”- ATP Member Hails Big Three For Coronavirus Response

Published 03/17/2020, 11:57 PM EDT


Even though Roger Federer is out with a knee injury, that hasn’t been able to keep the Swiss star away from the tour. ATP Board member Mark Knowles has credited Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic for their tremendous contribution amidst the ensuing crisis.

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The board member revealed that the Big 3 have taken the lead in decision making. In fact, they prodded the body at every stage for its response. He went on to say that the three deserve credit for the same

Their sporting capabilities are already held in high regard. However, their humanitarian aspect should also be paid heed to.

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What did Mark Knowles say about Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic? 

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The ATP member had special praise reserved for the Swiss maestro. He could have withdrawn himself from the chaos in the tennis world citing his injury. However, he realizes his responsibility as a senior player. The Swiss legend wanted to ensure that the ATP takes appropriate measures to ensure the safety of the players.

You would think Roger went under knee surgery and say ‘I going to remove myself from the tour’.

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“But he was one of the first guys to get in touch and make sure things are happening and we are making decisions accordingly.”

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Knowles went on to credit the entire Big 3 for their sense of responsibility. Novak was at the forefront of the voices of the players. He is also the President of the ATP player’s council. Rafa also maintained a constant link with the authorities to know the policy going forward.

“I think one thing Roger, Rafa and Novak do not get enough credit for [is that] these guys are so involved which I think is incredibly lucky for all of us. Three of the greatest players of all time but they are in on every decision.”

The actions of the Big three in this regard are indeed appreciable.

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Aryan Sharma is a WWE and Tennis author and editor at EssentiallySports. Being a journalism graduate from Delhi University, he combines his love for creating content with an astute knowledge of almost three eras of professional wrestling. He's also a Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova fan and likes to write on the social impact of these two legends beyond their achievements on the tennis court.

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