Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal. Among the tennis players currently in business, the positions on which of the Big Three is the GOAT continue. A debate that has been ignited in recent years, even after the absolute parity in the number of Grand Slam titles achieved by the three athletes, all at an altitude of 20.
The last to arrive was the Serb, who won the Australian Open, the Roland Garros and Wimbledon this season, only touching legendary won at the US Open. Recently, Cori Gauff, who is competing in the WTA 1000 in Indian Wells, has taken a strong line, who overcame in the first match with French Caroline Garcia a little with difficulty.
The American addressed firm and convinced words to the Swiss champion, praising him as a person and player, in an interview given at a press conference during the BNP Paribas Open.
Cori Gauff: "Roger Federer is the best, on and off the court"
Cori said: "He is probably one of the most influential tennis players in history.
We all know that Roger is the best on and off the pitch, for the way he has influenced the game, how he behaves, how he responds and treats the media, for teaching himself to manage himself in every situation. All this is what I try to learn and imitate on my way."
The young North American player then added abou the Swiss Maestro: "He is an exceptional guy, I got to talk to him a couple of times and he has always shown himself to be a support for me. I honestly don't have enough words to define Roger, I don't think anyone has or can say anything bad about him.
He is one of the best athletes, players and people he has ever met. I even forget about tennis: he is one of the best in general." Gauff is already one of the protagonists of the WTA Tour, with absolutely not indifferent results achieved in the Grand Slams.
In California she is looking for confirmations, with the aim of pushing the draw as far as possible: in the round of 32 she will challenge the Spanish Badosa, seeded number 21.