'I would like to ask Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Djokovic...', says ATP star

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'I would like to ask Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Djokovic...', says ATP star

Peers, protagonists of many youth matches, rivals during the slam finals and sometimes training companions. Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have been the protagonists of a career that for many years has seen them side by side, or rather, one against the other, on the circuit.

A rivalry that has rewarded Djokovic many times, capable of winning more titles, more victories and reaching the top of the world rankings even before the Scotsman won his first Grand Slam title. Yet Andy did not skimp on taking his revenge, moreover on illustrious occasions: the victory in New York in 2012, the one at Wimbledon in 2013 and again the many challenges that first preceded and then sanctioned the conquest of the first position of the ATP ranking.

of the Scottish champion in 2016. A report on the field that, evidently, could only unravel after the terrible agonistic ordeal that saw Murray as protagonist, many years stopped and now forced to beg for wild cards to build a ranking and improve a physical form that will never return to what it once was .

However, the two champions have never hidden their mutual esteem and lately the British tennis player has proved it by defending Nole from the many accusations received in the last month in Australia, both before and during the first slam of the season.

It is no secret that, despite his numerous records and his solid place among the best tennis players in history, Novak Djokovic is still far from being universally appreciated. An incomprehensible treatment for the former world number, who recently reiterated how Nole's victories and the way she gets them, such as this year's in Melbourne, should simply silence all the controversy that too many times they are whipped against the Serbian.

Meanwhile, Daniil Medvedev is all set to become the new World No. 2 when the latest ATP rankings are published next week. And Medvedev, who finished as the runner-up to Novak Djokovic at the 2021 Australian Open, will be looking to extend the gap between him and Rafael Nadal by winning the ongoing ATP 250 event in Marseille.

The trio of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have won 14 of the last 15 Grand Slams, and they share a mammoth 58 Majors between them.

Medvedev on the Big 3

"First of all, it’s an unbelievable achievement," Daniil Medvedev said.

"For sure I think in the world of tennis we talk about Grand Slams more than anything else. But this is also a small competition, [and] I’m sure Novak Djokovic’s really happy about it. The way he’s played, he’s definitely capable of catching 400 weeks," the Russian added.

"We're going to try to not let him do this." Medvedev was effusive in his praise for Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, even suggesting that he would like to take tips from the three after they call it a day.

"They are just different. Their Grand Slam achievements are crazy," Medvedev replied when asked about the Big 3. "I do not know how they were able to win so much. After their retirement I would like to ask them what went through their mind and how they prepare."