Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have won 54 Grand Slam titles combined. Roberto Bautista Agut, who lost to the Serb in the Wimbledon semifinals earlier this month, shared why it's so difficult to beat the Big Three.
"They are a different kind of rivals when you get to a Grand Slam. If you face them in other tournaments, you have more chances to beat them. In Grand Slams they play a lot because they focus their seasons on those tournaments.
In five sets you can use your weapons more. I think the younger guys are very good and they have many qualities. Federer, Nadal and Djokovic have very big experience. In London, I reached my first Grand Slam semifinals and Djokovic was between 25 and 30.
It's difficult for a younger guy to beat them in high-pressure moments which they are used to go through." On how it felt to reach a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time, Bautista Agut added: "I have been feeling and playing well for a while.
You cannot control results and many times they do not come the way you would like to and expect to. You just have to work and wait for your opportunity. I think I was able to be patient and when I could, I took advantage of it."
"Until now I had played 12 or 13 Grand Slam fourth rounds. My goal was to break that barrier and reach the quarter-finals. Luckily in the first Major of the year, I did it and I played a great tournament. That gave me confidence and calmness in Wimbledon."