20-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic says Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have pushed him to become better and they have certainly played a role in him being who he is today. Djokovic, Nadal and Federer are considered as the three greatest tennis players in tennis history and anytime they play between each other a great show is guaranteed.
Most recently, Djokovic lost to Nadal in the French Open quarterfinal. "Roger, along with Rafa, is someone who has influenced me to be the tennis player I am today," Djokovic said, per Sportskeeda. "More than anyone."
Djokovic: I've played best Wimbledon matches versus Federer
Djokovic is a six-time Wimbledon champion and three times he defeated Federer in a Wimbledon final. Djokovic edged out Federer in five sets in the 2014 Wimbledon final, before beating the Swiss in four sets in the final a year later.
In the 2019 Wimbledon final, Djokovic saved two consecutive championship points en route to beating Federer in an epic final. "The best matches at Wimbledon I've played against him," Djokovic said. "The best, without a doubt, the 2019 final, and the 2014 and 2015 finals."
Djokovic and Federer have had many great battles on grass and the Serb has also had many memorable matches versus Nadal on clay. "The same thing happens to me with Nadal," said Djokovic. "When I jump onto the court to face him, I feel like it's not just any match.
Roger on grass or Rafa on clay. Facing them on those surfaces is the biggest challenge in this sport." Djokovic, who won his first Wimbledon title in 2011, is now aiming to win his seventh title at The All England Club.
"I am delighted to be able to have these results," said Djokovic. "Wimbledon was my dream tournament as a kid. I will never forget what happened in 2011, when I fulfilled my childhood dream. It will always have a special place in my heart."