Juan Carlos Ferrero: Roger Federer can do anything in any moment that he wants
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Former Grand Slam champion Juan Carlos Ferrero says it is absolutely impressive what Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have been able to accomplish and for how long they have managed to stay at the top of the game.
The Big Three have marked one era of tennis and are considered as the three best players in tennis history. Ferrero, who himself enjoyed a very successful career as he won a Grand Slam and was ranked at No. 1, Ferrero beat Federer three times, Nadal twice, and once ended on the winning side versus Djokovic.
"I was there trying to find out the tactic to play against them, and sometimes I beat them. With Rafa, it was his strength on the court; the ball comes to you very heavy, the intensity of every point that he's playing," Ferrero said on the ATP Tennis Radio, as quoted on Sportskeeda.
"Roger, of course, he can do anything in any moment that he wants. They have been winning most of the matches they have been playing, which is impressive. For Novak, the one day he's going to achieve most titles in the future."
Ferrero: Impressive for how long they have been going strong
Nadal, 35, and 34-year-old Djokovic are still Grand Slam contenders, while Federer unfortunately hasn't played much over the last two years because of knee injuries.
"Very difficult to stay at the same intensity week after week. For years, they have been doing this. That is one of the things I have been most impressed," Ferrero added. In recent years, the Big Three made some adjustments to their schedule as all of the focus has been put on the Grand Slams.
"Playing at the end of your career less tournaments, but playing very well (the tournaments that you play), that I think, Rafa, Roger and Novak are doing that well. They are playing 10-12 tournaments a year, and they have Grand Slam as a goal. They can play high level in those few tournaments, which is very difficult to do," Ferrero concluded.