In an interview with Globo Esporte, tennis coach Nick Bollettieri commented on the Big Three – Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, and Rafael Nadal. "Shot by shot, for technique, strategy, everything makes Djokovic the perfect guy in the game history," said Bollettieri.
"Novak's Grand Slams' number depends on injuries, but Federer will obviously try to win another. It will be interesting for Roger. Djokovic is on his own path, you have to beat him, he will not give you a match. But we cannot forget Rafa, many people were born in the hospital but he was born on clay.
He is a fighter. You have to congratulate him for the way he plays and fights for everything. It obviously depends on the physical part with him." Bollettieri also commented on his state of mind: "It pleases me to help people to do well and not become champions.
You become a winner (by) putting smiles on them, making them feel well. My biggest legacy may be the impact on people's life. Cars, trophies and money come and go. But if you can make a difference in someone's life, you are worthy.
In my new book, I bring stories about people who changed their life hitting the gym. That makes anybody a winner. It's not about how much money I have, but if you make an influence on people, that's what makes a winner.
God gave me the ability to teach people. You have to get to know the person, your past and your family's, your girlfriend, wife, coach. The more information you get, the more chances you will have with them. Listen to them.
Andre Agassi made me a better listener. If you listen better, you have better answers." How can players deal with fear on the court? "The biggest punishment is that you will lose. I tell some of my players: let's go the children hospitals, where kids deal with cancer if they feel like losers.
If you lose, you will have another chance to make it again. These kids will not do it. The fear of losing will not make you win. You have to accept that your life is full of wins and losses. And you have to know how to deal with losses."