The ‘Big Three’ of tennis are redefining the sport of tennis with every tournament they play. The arch-rivals on the court, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Rafael Nadal share a congenial relationship once they are off the court.
They are super friendly with each other and also, the three liege lords of the sport have a common WhatsApp group. “WhatsApp group, yeah we do,” Novak Djokovic said laughingly when asked about the same. “We are all active, and we are not active as well.”
“There is tremendous respect for each other” – Novak Djokovic
The Serb did not reveal the name of their WhatsApp group. Assuming from a tennis enthusiast’s perspective, the name could simply be ‘The Big Three’ or ‘The GOATs’.
“When we are active everybody responds. We got it, we get along very well, I think we know, there is tremendous respect for each other, privately and professionally. As long as this is the case, everybody benefits from that and the sport as well,” Djokovic added.
They also support each other in their other ventures besides their professional engagements. Novak flew to Kazakhstan in October 2019 to play a match for Rafa’s foundation. Also, the Spaniard also played an exhibition match in Milan for Novak’s foundation.
Nadal recently enjoyed a trip to South Africa for the ‘Match for Africa’ series for Roger’s foundation. Also, Federer involved in the promotion of the Rafa Nadal Academy in Spain.
“We try to help each other which is very logical. And as the days pass it’s getting better and better. I can assure now that after we retire we will still have a great relationship,” Nadal once said.
It is very well known that none of the trios can surpass Big Three’s achievements in the upcoming days. Also, their peerless support and respect for each other wouldn’t be emulated by any of the tennis trinities in the foreseeable future.
World Number one tennis player Djokovic has landed in Dubai, UAE for the ATP 500 event. He will open against the Tunisian Malek Jaziri. Meanwhile, Nadal is swinging his racquets in Acapulco, Mexico and will open against his compatriot Pablo Andujar.