Roger Federer is above Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, says Pella


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Roger Federer is above Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, says Pella

In an interview with La Nacion, Guido Pella was asked who is the best among Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. The Argentinean player replied: "They are unique. But I think you say Federer and it's like tennis, so I put Roger a bit above."

On Milos Raonic, who he beat in five sets on Monday, Pella said: "I knew that he had problems in the past, but I didn't know if now he has problems now. But, yeah, of course. But my game is like this. I have to play long and long matches.

That's the way that it is. I always try to fight every ball. When I was two sets down, that was a very tough moment for me because he was playing really, really good. But after the third set, I think I started to play much better.

And, yeah, and like I said, I tried to fight every ball. When I won the fourth set, it was not easier for me, but in a few sets, I felt he was starting to be a little bit down in his game, slower and so I tried to be more focused than ever.

I think that worked. Of course, at the beginning of the match -- I never played against him, so I didn't know -- I knew that he has a massive serve, but I knew that if I play a long match, of course, my game is going to be more, improve my game on his serve.

I think after the third set I started to return much better, and I think he felt it. I think when I lost the third match point I wanted to cry. He was serving so good those points that I couldn't do anything. So it was a very tough moment for me, but I think I kept playing, you know. Keep fighting every ball. Then in the last match point, I don't know, he missed that ball, and I won."