Younger players are different than Roger Federer, Nadal, Djokovic - Ortega


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Younger players are different than Roger Federer, Nadal, Djokovic - Ortega

In an interview to Punto de Break, Roberto Ortega-Olmedo commented on tennis in general and how the next generation is different than the veteran guys. Ortega pointed out some clear examples: 'Nadal, Djokovic and Federer came to the top very quickly but this era has gone through.

If you look at the players who are now in the top 100, taking out Zverev, Shapovalov and Rublev, the average age increased a ton. If it did not change, I would not keep trying, but with physical changes and the evolution of the medicine, I can tell you that at 27 I feel better than ever.

Why don't I make that step forward, which is not that big, if I physically feel better than ever and I have more experience than ever?' Ortega also spoke about the many expectations around Carlos Boluda: 'He had to listen to others telling him a lot of times that he was a genius and he suffered several comparisons with Nadal.

If at 20 years of age Nadal had already won a couple of French Open and he didn't, is it a failure? You cannot say it, but that's what he had to listen to. Then if we speak of his environment, I imagine that it's not easy neither for parents to handle a player if they do not have a bit experience.'

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