In an interview to Radio Nacional, the former world no. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero commented on Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic's longevity. The Spaniard said: "They are handling the schedule very well, they get very well in those tournaments.
They play to win Grand Slams. Masters 1000s are very secondary. Especially Rafa prepares for Roland Garros, Roger for Wimbledon and Novak is in all of them. They come very preparedly." On Federer evolving his game, Ferrero added: "Roger made a huge effort on the first and second shot.
Very quality shots. When he does that, in 99% of times he is inside the court and he plays aggressive. He managed to make a lot of matches he plays depending on him. He is a greater player year after year" On the 16-year-old Carlos Alcaraz, Ferrero concluded: "You do not have to set goals, he is still very young.
He will improve, he is playing very well in the Futures, in the Challengers too, although he struggles in juniors. He has a very bright future but I do not want to get involved in comparisons. He has a big level but we will see where he can get.
If we start saying now that we are in front of a desert, no one will get helped by that. We had what we had, a great era for the Spanish tennis with three number ones, the best ever who is Rafa, with a legendary player that just retired like Ferru... Improving this is difficult."