Our generation and probably also the previous generation of fans had and still has Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal as idols. The Big Three have left an indelible mark on the world of tennis and still today they continue to dominate and have 'control' over tennis.
In particular, if we talk about the last 15 years, almost all tennis school kids would answer that they have Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal as their idol and the Tennis TV colleagues have carried out this survey by asking the same question to some of the tennis players of the ATP circuit.
Who is their idol? Who is the tennis player who inspired their career? Various answers arrived, there are those who went on the safe side by answering Roger Federer or the American André Agassi and those who used to respond in a particular way, probably Stefanos Tsitsipas.
The Greek claimed that his idol was Konstantinos Economidis, a former Greek tennis player who got the Best Ranking of number 112 in the world. Tsitsipas made it clear that Economidis was the reason he wanted to play tennis, his goal is to give him the impact that tennis in Greece deserved."
Flink analyzed Roger Federer’s recent results
In a recent interview, top analyst Steve Flink analyzed Roger Federer’s recent results. They indicated that age has caught up with him and that he should consider making a decision sooner or later.
If the results are below par in the next few tournaments, he would need to give retirement a serious thought. The two also feel his losses at Halle and in the quarterfinal at Wimbledon were hard to digest. However, they did give Roger the benefit of doubt and admitted that he’s too smart and realistic and advised him to speak with the people close to him in order to get a check on reality.
“I think he’s too smart and realistic to allow himself all that to happen. I don’t think he’s going to tolerate too many matches like the one he played on center court when he lost in the quarterfinal at Wimbledon.
I think he’s smart enough and hopes the people around him are too. People like Lubicic, Severin Luthi, and his wife are all trying to be honest and tell him what they really think about his immediate future and how to make his plans”.
Some claim that Novak Djokovic's on-court and off-court controversies have dented his claim to be the GOAT, while others point out how Roger Federer's game is more aesthetically appealing than the Serb's. But neither of those things truly counts towards athletic 'greatness'