Sinner gave huge praise for Federer, Nadal and Djokovic

The Italian had beautiful words for the Big 3 during the media day of the Wimbledon Championships

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Sinner gave huge praise for Federer, Nadal and Djokovic
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Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have written page after page of tennis history. What would have become of tennis without them? What would sport in general have been like without them? Tremendously poor in beauty, competitive spirit, charisma and talent.

The new ATP No.1 Jannik Sinner also knows this well and, during the Wimbledon media day, responded to a question on the Prime Video documentary Federer: Twelve Final Days, analyzing what was the most important lesson learned following the glorious exploits of the Big 3.

Jannik Sinner, Wimbledon 2024
Jannik Sinner, Wimbledon 2024© Clive Brunskill / Staff - Getty Images Sport

"I haven't seen the Federer documentary yet, so I don't know specifically how it was made. What I can learn from them is how they improved as players by fighting against each other. Rafa arrived at a certain moment and Roger struggled to find a way to beat him. Then Novak arrived... this is what allows tennis players to evolve and raise the level. They achieved 100% in every way. This is my dream: to reach the end of my career reaching my 100% from a physical, mental and playing point of view. This is the most impressive thing the three of them have done," explained Jannik.

Federer, Djokovic and Nadal have reiterated on several occasions that, without the presence of one of the other two historic rivals, they would not have reached this level, continuing to improve season after season. The Big 3 stood out not only for their immense talent, but also for their humility and willingness to always find new solutions to win and work hard, to never lose pace. It is precisely this quality that struck Sinner. 

We recall Jannik will start today, in few hours, his Wimbledon path; in the first round the ATP No.1 will meet the German Yannick Hanfmann.