The 1987 Wimbledon champion Pat Cash believes that it's the motivation that really makes a difference when it comes to explain the dominance of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. The Australian said: "We were happy to win one.
Now, if you win one, you’re a loser. It’s absolutely mind-boggling to see the standard of tennis that these guys are playing at this age. And motivation. That’s the thing: motivation. Once I won a Grand Slam, I was (thinking): ‘That’s enough.
I’ll go hang out with my family.’ They’re motivated to keep going." Feliciano Lopez is impressed by his and Federer's longevity. The Spaniard won at Queen's in June during the same week as the Basel native did.
"It's true that people speak about the younger guys not being good enough. I did not have injuries and I took care of myself a lot for a while in order to have the longest possible career. Federer did not get injured either and he was very smart with the calendar.
But it's clear that the thing that at our age two players win in the same weeks two 500s is not normal." Federer spoke of what he loves the most about the FC Barcelona player Lionel Messi: "I haven’t spoken about Messi nearly enough.
What I love about Messi probably most is when he gets the ball and is able to turn the body towards a goal, and then he has full vision. Then he’s going to pass, or dribble, or shoot. There are always three options for him. He’s one of the few who’s got that."