Goffin explains why Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Djokovic are tough to beat



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Goffin explains why Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Djokovic are tough to beat

Former world No. 7 David Goffin says the Big Three never fail to deliver their best tennis at the Grand Slams and that's one of the main reasons behind their huge success on the biggest stage. The Big Three group -- consisting of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer -- have been absolutely dominant at the Grand Slams for the past couple of years as there hasn't been a Grand Slam champion outside the group since Stan Wawrinka won the 2016 US Open title.

Goffin, now ranked at No. 10 in the world, has made one quarterfinal at each of the first three Grand Slam events of the season and he has also had three round-of-16 showings at the US Open. In an interview given to La Libre, the Belgian tennis star listed huge experience as one of the main reasons behind the Big Three success and added: "They are prepared for that, they always deliver their best tennis when those times come."

During his interview, 2017 Nitto ATP Finals runner-up Goffin admitted that he still can't understand why he skipped the doubles rubber of the 2017 Davis Cup final. Goffin won each of his two singled rubber against France but the rest of the team failed to deliver and the Belgians ended runners-up after Lucas Pouille beat Steve Darcis in the deciding fifth rubber.

"Why didn't I play doubles in the final? I have been asked this question a lot," Goffin said. "My wish was to play with Steve Darcis in the doubles but his elbow was a bit injured and it had to be taken care of for the fifth rubber. And on the other hand, Ruben Bemelmans and Joris de Loore had been preparing for weeks."