Great Britain's Andy Murray admits Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have achieved far more than he but adds there were moments when he felt like he was definitely playing on their level. A decade ago, Murray, Federer, Nadal and Djokovic were by far the best players on the ATP Tour - that earned them a nickname The Big Four.
In recent years, the Big Four became a Big Three as Murray hasn't had any notable results on the Grand Slam scene since 2017. Murray is an 11-time Grand Slam finalist and a three-time Grand Slam champion. On the other side, Nadal is a record 21-time Grand Slam champion.
Federer and Djokovic are tied on the second place with 20 Majors each.
Murray: I know my achievements might look small compared to theirs
"If you look at what the three above me (Nadal, Federer and Djokovic) have achieved, what I have won will seem insignificant to some.
And I understand it. I will never say I was at their level , I take responsibility for what they won, but I think there were moments in my career when I was playing at their level," Murray told El Pais, as quoted on Sportskeeda.
Murray enjoyed an outstanding 2016 season - that year he won multiple Masters titles, Wimbledon, his second Olympic gold and also won his first ATP Finals title. The following year, Murray sustained a hip injury that completely changed the course of his career.
Murray has had two major hip surgeries since 2017 and his last big Grand Slam run came in 2017. "I have been able to win against them in some of the biggest tournaments, and some will say that if I hadn't had such a serious injury at the time when I was number one in the world and playing my best tennis ... lost two or three very good years," Murray added.
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