Richard Gasquet Reveals Why Roger Federer, Nadal and Djokovic Are The Best

Published 06/18/2020, 5:25 PM EDT
Big Three

The three phenomenal men of tennis Roger FedererNovak Djokovic, and Rafael Nadal have etched their names as ambassadors of the sport. For the years to come there won’t be any other trio with such a consistent harmony and rotating all the Major titles amongst themselves.

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Frenchman Richard Gasquet recently explained the reasons behind them being the best. First of all, their mental strength plays an important role in doing wonders on the professional circuit. And the three men are peerlessly mentally stronger than their other colleagues. 

“There are mental aspects to become the best. When you see Nadal, Federer, and Djokovic playing, they are the best players in the history of tennis and they have no flaws. So however you put the mind you want, they play tennis better than the others,” he told Dip Talk at Eurosport.

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“Djokovic’s return is better than ours, Federer’s forehand is extraordinary … It is always reductive to hear these things on the mind.”

Richard Gasquet

Roger FedererNovak Djokovic, and Rafael Nadal’s Dominiance 

Gasquet explains that the Big Three outplay the rest of the tour with their small improvements in the regular techniques of tennis. Those small extra steps add value to their game from a different dimension. And that makes them impeccable from all angles. 

Also, the trio is specialized on the preferred surfaces. Novak on hard, Roger on the grass, and the ultimate ‘king of clay’ Rafa is unrivaled on the mud.  

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“It is good to remember that everyone can progress on this but the main quality of a tennis player is his technique. There on the level of the catch of ball, technique, the return, the service, the surface. Even on a bathroom rug, Djokovic, Federer, and Nadal would win,” he added.

“You can put what you want, the best will remain the best. They are the strongest from very far away and even perhaps the three best players of the history.”

Federer, Djokovic, and Nadal

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Over the past 17 years, the trinity of tennis has won 56 Grand Slam titles. Also, in the near future, their winning streak doesn’t seem to come to a halt. They have stopped three to four generations of tennis from winning Major titles. And right now they are on course of denying the fifth generation at Grand Slam stages. 

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Mahalakshmi Murali

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Mahalakshmi Murali joined EssentiallySports in 2018 as a tennis author and has gone on to pen more than 1800 engaging articles, probing into various aspects of the sport and its illustrious players. With her expertise on the sport, Mahalakshmi has interviewed stalwarts from the sport such as Serena WIlliams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou and Kevin Anderson’s physio, Carlos Costa. Equipped with her vast experience and a keen understanding of the sport, Mahalakshmi now co-heads the tennis department.

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