ATP ace reveals what surprised him most about Roger Federer

The Big 3 are a source of inspiration and young players want to imitate them

by Simone Brugnoli
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ATP ace reveals what surprised him most about Roger Federer
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Felix Auger-Aliassime opened in an interview with Tennis365 to talk - among the different topics - of the Big Three and the new generation. The Canadian first focused on players who have dominated the circuit for about twenty years: "All three are fantastic in their own way.

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As for who is harder to deal with, it depends on the surface and some factors. Roger Federer was the one who could take you out in an hour and you felt like you didn’t even play that bad.

Then you see Rafa on clay, that’s the biggest challenge that exists in our sport. I also love his mentality, everyone should aspire to him," he pointed out. Then he added: "We are lucky to have these three great champions in our sport, but I love Federer.

He’s pure class, incredible kid both on and off the field. I had the opportunity to talk to him a few times outside and he was always very nice to me. Then, when he met my family, he proved he’s a real person. He remembered everyone when he met them".

The Big 3 are a source of inspiration

Novak Djokovic’s lightning recovery surprised everyone. The operation of the meniscus of the right knee seemed to keep it out for Wimbledon, but also for the Paris Olympics, which will be played a few weeks after the London Open.

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But the Serbian against all odds will take part in the Championships, as the world’s number two. Nole will try to win the eighth title, hooking Roger Federer. Mats Wilander was amazed by the quick recovery of the 24-time Grand Slam champion.

“I think in Roger and Rafa the greatness is seen, in the shot, in the technique. But I think it took some time for everyone to realize that he has no weaknesses. Federer has weaknesses. Nadal has weaknesses. Djokovic has none," he said.

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