For years, the Big 3 Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, have expanded and become the Fab 4, thanks to the victories of Andy Murray. For titles, especially the Grand Slam, following is Stan Wawrinka. Three Grand Slam titles, a Masters 1000 and a gold medal at the Olympic Games in the doubles tournament.
For the past 20 years, tennis has been a sport dominated by the Big 3. They battled for Grand Slam titles, the ATP Masters 1000 tournament, the ATP ranking throne and more. In an interview with La Nacion, the Swiss tennis player talked about his relationship with the Big 3: "Better to have been part of their era, of course.
Being part of this generation, with the Big 3 or the Fab 4 with Andy Murray, without doubt, pushed me to improve. I had no choice. They are three players who have all the records in the history of tennis. So obviously it was very difficult.
But for me it's always been great to have the opportunity to play against them, try to beat them and watch them."
Wawrinka on his relationship with Federer
Wawrinka, on his relationship with compatriot, former world number one Roger Federer, explained: "I was his sparring partner.
I can guarantee that I was very, very nervous. He was not yet number one in the world, but he was already at the top." The Swiss tennis player then added: "He was already great and I was super tight. Roger represents so many things.
He's a good friend. He was like a big brother in tennis, I learned from him. I had many hard defeats against him. We had many great victories together. Therefore, it's a very important part of my career. I'm grateful for that." Stan Wawrinka will play today at the US Open 1st round on the Grandstand against the Japanese Yoshihito Nishioka.
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