Del Potro: 'Not winning Majors because of Roger Federer doesn't sadden me'


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Del Potro: 'Not winning Majors because of Roger Federer doesn't sadden me'

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have won 51 Grand Slam titles combined over the last 15 years. Juan Martin del Potro only has one Major in his achievements list, 2009 US Open, and he often lost against these three players during his career. 'Of course, is a big challenge to take these kind of tournaments to them', the world No.

4 admitted in press conference speaking about the "Big 3" dominance. 'But also I think we are proud to be close to these legends. I've been during all my career learning with Novak, Roger, Rafa, seeing them winning these events very often.

It's amazing. I don't feel sad that I couldn't win Grand Slams because of them. I am just one of the guys that have lucky to be in the same era as them, and it's great.' Del Potro also praised Djokovic's defensive skills.

The Serb was impressive in the final. 'Novak is too fast. His defense are pretty good. But I expected the game like we played today. When you have chances against the top guys, and you couldn't make it, then they take advantage of the game.

It's really difficult to beat a player like Novak. But I did a big effort also, and I'm proud for that.' ALSO READ: Mouratoglou: 'I coached, but also Toni Nadal, Bajin coached on every point' .