'Rafael Nadal's body decides', says expert

Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have almost made "normal" results that are really out of all logic

by Simone Brugnoli
'Rafael Nadal's body decides', says expert
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Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have almost made "normal" results that are really out of all logic. The feats accomplished by the Big 3 over time have imposed increasingly high standards and fans too often tend to compare their numbers to those of others.

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Thus, a tennis player able to win three majors - such as Stan Wawrinka - seems to have done something ordinary when instead he achieved an incredible goal by realizing the dream of many tennis players.

The same concept is starting to orient the judgment on the two best young drivers of the circuit: Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz.

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Claudio Pistolesi, talking about the old and the new generation at Fanpage, tried to bring out what represents a uniqueness in the world of tennis.

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"I don’t think neither Alcaraz and nor Sinner will win more than 20 Slams, then never say never, but it is very very difficult. Every era has its champions: Sinner and Alcaraz have shown that there is already a post Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, the monsters.

Tennis goes on, even though the three of them have left a memorable mark forever. With the addition of Andy Murray who was number one in the world with all three in full swing," explained former number 71 in the world ranking.

"Big 3? Everyone is different, Nadal has always listened to his body and is still doing it. His body decides. As a game type having Nadal at 38 still on the court is something incredible. More than Federer who came to 40, just because of its type of game.

I mention this in my second book, French, which also has an Italian version dedicated to Djokovic, Nadal and Federer. I analyze how these three managed to resist and win so much. It’s a matter of mentality, they’re all three different from each other".

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