Novak Djokovic reveals what he learned from Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal

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Novak Djokovic reveals what he learned from Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal

It is quite difficult to name the greatest player of all time. However, it can be said that Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will do everything they can to end their respective careers with the most titles and records.

The Big 3 have improved each other by inspiring each other, as admitted by the Serbian champion himself in an interview with Graham Bensinger. “We drive each other to be the best we could possibly be with the tennis racquet on the court,” said the 17-time Grand Slam champion.

“Roger has inspired me in many ways and Rafael as well. Roger particularly showed not just me but all the generation after him and how efficiently and smartly you can train and organize your private and professional life in order to thrive and to be your best self, to be the champion, and how to carry yourself on the court with dignity,” he added.

“Rafael, on the other hand, taught me how to have this never give up spirits. This kind of respect for the sport, for your opponents,” Djokovic concluded. Tennis fans are certainly missing the thrilling matches between the ‘Big 3’ during the coronavirus hiatus.

In the past few weeks, Nole reiterated his intention to match and break Federer's Slam record, in addition to undermining the Swiss also in the week's ranking at the top of the world ranking. Everyone's hope is that the circuit will resume in August-September, perhaps with the US Open.

The Serbian is the only male player to have won all nine of the Masters 1000 tournaments. Djokovic was also a member of Serbia's winning Davis Cup team in 2010 and in the 2020 ATP Cup.