John McEnroe commented on Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic dominating the game. The seven-time Grand Slam winner said: “While I would like to see a fresh face win something, it seems so far that there’s been a stranglehold, that they’ve taken over, mentally, the younger ones.
And I give them a lot of credit. They’ve put out this aura of invincibility. And to some extent it’s obviously deserved but players have bought into it, and mentally you’ve got to get over that hump. At some stage, these guys are gonna stop playing, but you’d like to see someone challenging them before they stop.
Put it this way: You’re looking at the three greatest players that ever lived, so enjoy it while you can”. McEnroe was asked if he would like to face one of the Big Three: “In my prime, I could tell you one guy that I would have chosen last – that would be Nadal on clay.
He’d be my last choice. The other two guys, I’d love to play Federer on grass and Novak on hard courts. That would be the ultimate test. I don’t know how well I’d do against any of them. I’d give it a good fight.
Hopefully out of 10 times, I’d get ‘em two or three times. Those guys are awesome. The truth is I’d probably beat all three of those guys three out of three!”