Adrian Mannarino: No one can match Roger Federer's elegance or charisma
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Adrian Mannarino thinks Novak Djokovic is the best-ever game-wise but also noted that no one can match Roger Federer's elegance and charisma. Djokovic, Federer and Rafael Nadal are widely considered the three greatest players in tennis history.
Tennis fans love the GOAT debate and many have their pick for the greatest of all time. But there are also fans who believe that there is something special and unique about each of the three mentioned players and therefore that there is no definitive answer to the GOAT debate.
"I think the best player is Djoko. Roger, you can never match elegance and charisma. Afterwards, judging the GOAT is impossible," Mannarino said on the We Are Tennis podcast, per Quentin Moynet.
Mannarino : "Moi, je pense que le meilleur joueur, c'est Djoko.
Roger, tu ne pourras jamais égaler l'élégance et le charisme. Après, juger le GOAT, c'est impossible." — Quentin Moynet (@QuentinMoynet) December 21, 2022
Mannarino hails the greatness of Djokovic, Federer
Djokovic and Nadal are still active, while Federer recently retired from pro tennis.
During his astonishing career, Federer captured 20 Grand Slams and enjoyed success on pretty much every level. In a recent appearance on The Daily Show, Federer admitted to host Trevor Noah that he didn't believe at the start of his career that he would end up being this successfull.
"No, no, I did not know it was going to turn out this good. In Switzerland, we don't dream this big. We hope to be good, not great. And in sports, it's probably skiing, and there's a bit football, a bit of ice hockey. And then, tennis was coming up and thankfully, we had an Olympic champion Marc Rosset in 92.
He won the Olympics in tennis and then we had Martina Hingis, who won the US Open and Wimbledon. And they paved the way for me a little bit to show me that it was possible. And then, people were saying that I could be the next Pete Sampras, and I was talented and all that stuff.
But you feel like they always say that at some point. I never thought I would have this great of a career. So, I couldn't be more excited, more happy and more proud of everything. Unfortunately, it has come to an end. But it has been great," Federer told Trevor Noah on The Daily Show.