Fernando Gonzalez shares reasons behind Federer, Nadal, Djokovic longevity


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Fernando Gonzalez shares reasons behind Federer, Nadal, Djokovic longevity

In an interview the former world No. 5 Fernando Gonzalez commented on the reasons that make Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic compete at the highest level after turning 30 years old. The Chilean said: "When Andre Agassi retired at 36 years it was something strange.

Now there are a lot of players around the 30 years, when I was 28 years old I was the second oldest player on the top 20. Now players can be much more professionals. You have less fatigue, travelling is funnier. You also have more information on how to practice, eat and rest.

They are more prepared." On the Chilean's biggest hopes, he concluded: "The year has been very good. Garin and Jarry made a breakthrough. They always asked me for a generational change when I retired, you have to give them time.

They have ten years ahead of them. In Chile, we like to make comparisons. Back in the day, there were Nicolas Massu and me, and there were 15 Argentineans on the top 100. Now it changed, they will make people speak about themselves in a short time."