Garbine Muguruza on why Big 3 greatness is a tragedy for others

The former Spanish tennis player talked about Federer, Nadal and Djokovic and the young Alcaraz and Sinner, in a recent interview

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Garbine Muguruza on why Big 3 greatness is a tragedy for others
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Tennis has now become a hobby and a sweet memory for her, considering the two Slam titles won in Paris and London, but Garbine Muguruza still likes to talk about out beloved sport. And the words of the former winner of Roland Garros and Wimbledon tell a truly honest and unfiltered glimpse into this tennis Era. The Spaniard believes that tennis fans are no longer able to attribute the same value to incredible results due to the milestones achieved over the years by the Big 3 Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.

The Swiss, the Serb and Spaniard have in fact won 66 Majors in total. Djokovic leads the Slam Race with 24, follows Nadal with 22, then Federer, who has now retired, with 20 successes. Amazing records, which could have a kind of influence the judgment of the Nex Gen Era and the achievements of young tennis players.

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In an interview with El Larguero, Muguruza focused on the two best talents, namely Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner, and on the Big 3.

"The Big 3 have set such high standards that three Slams seem few. It's a tragedy. That generation is incredible, it's always been the three of them. I'm a Federer fan and, until Nadal's death. I think, however, that Djokovic is the best. He's also very funny off the court - I talked to him often - a super nice person who has a lot of fun. On the court he has his Serbian personality. I like all three. Alcaraz was half injured - which I didn't know - before Roland Garros. Alexander Zverev was a very dangerous opponent in the final, but Carlos is exceptional. I love his energy, I get very excited when I see him rejoice. Sinner is super calm. I love seeing them win so much even though they are very young. I'm amazed by them, a generation that becomes a machine from a young age," she explained

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