Whe know that Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are three of the strongest players in the history of the Game, probably the best ever to take a tennis court. Winners of any Grand Slam event, the Big Three have all held the top position in the ATP rankings, have won at least one edition of the Davis Cup and won some 267 tournaments in total.
Today all over the age of 30 years-old, Roger, Rafa and Nole still occupy the top of the world rankings and continue to be the main favorites for victory in the Majors. The Spanish champion Garbine Muguruza, interviewed by El Tiempo, talked about them.
Winner of one edition of the Roland Garros and one of Wimbledon, the tennis player from Caracas also made the final at the last Australian Open in Melbourne. In her career she boasts 7 WTA titles and in September 2017 she also reached the first position in the ranking.
Muguruza said about the Big Three: “I think what is happening in the women's Tour is normal. that is the fact that there is a lot of competitiveness. However, it is not normal that three of the best players in history (of course she talked about Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic) live in the same era, as it did on the men's Tour.
Usually, when a tennis player starts to lose, she goes down in the ranking and then goes back up when she wins again ”. In fact, since the 2017 Australian Open, the WTA Tour has known more than ten different Grand Slam champions: all the opposite of the men's one, where since 2005 only eight players have triumphed.
Muguruza also talked about Serena Williams: “That of Serena Williams is a separate case. She is exceptional, what she manages to do is very difficult." Finally commenting on Federer's proposal to merge ATP and WTA, Garbine said: “I think a merger of the two organizations would be very interesting.
That would be tempting enough, although I don't know what it would require. I don't even know if there is a more appropriate time to do it. Perhaps, that's exactly what it is."
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Not all tennis players, however, think like Roger Federer and many instead want to come back as soon as possible, mainly due to economic problems.
One of them is the Australian tennis player Andrew Harris who recently attacked the former No. 1 hard in the world: "I know that Roger Federer counts money first of all. He could say in public what people want to hear, but when it comes to talking to help redistribute money for lower level players, Roger remains silent."
The Swiss champion aims to do well in 2021 and perhaps triumph in the Wimbledon edition and in the 2021 Olympic games