As we approach the last Grand Slam event of the season, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are expected to give their best shot at the last chance this year. However, none of these three athletes are competing in any of the ATP Masters 1000 events heading into the US Open.
Roger Federer has been out of action since his departure at the Wimbledon Championships. On the other hand, Novak Djokovic has been exhausted with the number of events he has competed in lately. At long last, Rafael Nadal has been suffering from a foot injury that had put him out of action since leaving the French Open.
Since it has come down to a final shot at Grand Slam glory this season, we take a closer look at which players will have a better chance of outdoing each other. However, with the way things have gone this season, no other candidate to choose can be found besides the Serbian machine, which has won all three Grand Slam events this season.
In case there is any obstacle in the Serbian's way, the second favorite would be Rafa. In recent years, he has recorded successful performances on the hard courts of America and, if he recovers in time from his injury, he will have a good chance.
After all, the Swiss master cannot be ruled out. The experience to his credit is sometimes enough to beat opponents. He is a tactical genius when it comes to executing a game plan against the best on the Tour. Although he has not won on American soil in a while, he is still a five-time champion at Flushing Meadows.
Nonetheless, it will be a delight for fans to see the three biggest names in the sport compete for their 21 Grand Slam titles.
Dorochenko reflects on Roger Federer
During a recent interview with Sebastian Torok of La Nacional, Roger Federer's former fitness trainer Paul Dorochenko revealed how the Swiss maestro managed to prolong his career in constant defiance of Father Time.
Dorochenko also explained the secret to Federer's happiness on the tour. The physio claimed that the 20-time Major winner had great speed, endurance and strength even when he was just 19. "The other thing is a physical matter.
Roger Federer is the perfect athlete for tennis. He has the speed, has endurance, he has strength," Dorochenko said. "When he was 19 years old he preferred to lift about 105 kg on the bench press, he said that even though he does not have incredible muscle strength he had strong reactivity. Besides that, he also played football."