Roger Federer spoke about the sacrifices he had to make in order to possibly became the greatest player ever. The Swiss said: "In the beginning, I thought – it sounds bad – but [that I] sacrificed my childhood.
I don't feel like I did. In the beginning, you get a lot of questions about, 'Do you feel like you regret so many things because you left school at 16, went on the road, couldn't party like a rock star?' I'm like, It's not like I never partied.
It's not like I hated my life on Tour in the beginning." Stan Wawrinka praised the Big Three: "I am really happy with everything I have achieved all my career by winning three Grand Slam in the same era as the big four.
Today I am disappointed to have lost that match, but it is what it is." John McEnroe believes that Djokovic got inspired by Federer in coming back to his highest level: “I saw [Djokovic] in L.A. when he was on his sabbatical and Roger had come back and won something.
He goes ‘well I guess I’m playing until 36/7’ and that was a few years ago. So now he’s really thinking like ‘okay, I’m going to win at least four or five, I’m going to get to 20 and give this guy a real run for his money’."