'Roger Federer and Nadal are still trying to improve themselves', says legend



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'Roger Federer and Nadal are still trying to improve themselves', says legend

Novak Djokovic as Roger Federer. At least for the record for staying on top of the world. The point on the ATP ranking has in fact confirmed the first place for the Serbian tennis player, recent winner of the Australian Open, and is a record that is also worth a record.

In fact, it is week 310 in his career as first in the world, just like Federer, stopped due to injury and 5th in the standings. While speaking with La Stampa, Bjorn Borg was asked if he had ever given Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal advice.

The Swede replied that individuals of their caliber usually do not require advice, before going on to marvel at their on-court and off-court personalities.

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal both play for Team Europe

Bjorn Borg marked Rafael Nadal as the favorite for the French Open, while also mentioning that Novak Djokovic would be keen on winning as many Majors as possible.

“Nadal in Melbourne has won once, but he could have done it two or three more times," the Swede went on. "In Paris he will certainly be the favorite, but let's not forget Tsitsipas, Medvedev, Shapovalov, Zverev who can do well in all the big tournaments.

And then Djokovic: he wants to win as many Slams as possible to overtake Roger Federer and Nadal”. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal both play for Team Europe, under Bjorn Borg's captaincy, during the Laver Cup. “I am proud to be the captain of Europe,” said Borg.

“I've been three times already, the next will be in Boston in the fall. It's a great experience because it allows me to spend a lot of time with champions like Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, go out to dinner with them and understand what they think about sport, how they are still trying to improve themselves."

Roger Federer's absence in Miami will lead to a drop of 1000 ranking points, since he was defending champion at the tournament. Federer won the Miami Masters in 2019, and the event wasn't held in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

All eyes will be firmly on Roger Federer when he makes his long-awaited comeback to the tour in Doha. During Federer's absence, his main rivals Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have equaled two of the Swiss' greatest records.

Djokovic has tied Federer's record for most weeks spent at World No. 1, and will overtake the 39-year-old on 8 March. Nadal, meanwhile, equalled Federer's long-standing record of most Grand Slam titles at last year's Roland Garros.