Former Top 10 opens up on Roger Federer's forehand

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Former Top 10 opens up on Roger Federer's forehand

The Big 3 have been the great rulers of men's tennis over the past decade and a half. The 2021 season will go on file with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic tied with 20 Slams each, but the respective situations are very different from each other.

The Swiss turned 40 last August and underwent surgery on his right knee for the third time, a setback that could be the cornerstone of his career. Nadal also had to deal with various physical problems, especially with his back and foot.

The Spaniard played just seven official tournaments in 2021, while still collecting a couple of trophies. The speech relating to Djokovic was different, who touched the 'Calendar Grand Slam' this season. The number 1 in the world is the main suspect to end the career with the most majors.

In a long interview granted to the Punto de Break portal, the Iberian veteran Fernando Verdasco has selected the best rights of the ATP circuit. 'Nando' mentioned Roger and Rafa, while Nole remained off his list.

Verdasco on Federer's forehand

“Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Del Potro I think all three have pretty unique forehands, but I don't know if they're better than mine.

Maybe I can hit more spectacular shots than Rafa, but his mostly has a lot more spin and more efficiency. Then I also think of Jack Sock's, although he hasn't had such a successful career as these 3 big names. If we had to choose one that is linked to the past, it would of course be that of Chilean player Fernando González" - Verdasco stated.

Fernando Verdasco was later asked about Ken Rosewall's comments that Rafael Nadal would not have been able to defeat Roger Federer so often if he was right-handed. Verdasco responded by claiming that his compatriot always had the game to defeat Federer, irrespective of which side he played from.

"Technically it can be more or less showy, everyone says that Roger Federer is the most elegant, the one who plays the most beautiful," Verdasco said. "Rafa does not play as beautiful as Roger, but Rafa in important moments he arrives from outside the court and hits a forehand on the run from outside the net...

and you are stunned. Rafael Nadal is one in a billion, otherwise he would not have had the career he has had," he added. Federer ended his season after announcing that he needs to undergo another knee surgery. We hope to see him back on the tennis courts and compete for the biggest honors in the game once again.