Portugal's Federico Gaio, ranked No. 130 in the world, says he had a great experience playing with the Big Three - Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic - in practice but prefers the style of the Swiss legend Federer the most.
According to the LiveTennis website, Gaio commented, "I got to play in training against all three - Federer, Nadal and Djokovic. Great emotions, important to grow as a player. Playing with three legends is always beautiful, even if I like tennis a little more similar to that of Roger Federer."
The 28 year old Gaio says his next goal is to break into the Top 100 of the world rankings. "The goal I am focussing on is to be able to enter the Top 100 of the world rankings. I think it's the first goal for most players.
I am not even that far in terms of ranking ». Here are some of the other comments from his interview - Career Plans After Tennis - Tennis is giving me a lot. I also follow the world of fashion and art, I have some ideas that blend in my head, but for now I try to give my best in tennis.
Tennis in Italy - It's a rosy moment in the men's side. Fognini and Berettini are close to the top ten in the world. And then there are others of the highest level. Most Memorable Match - Certainly that of the first round of the US Open 2018.
I found myself against Belgian David Goffin, who was the number 8 in the world. I entered the court really tense, I was afraid of taking a beating. In the end I played it losing 6-2 6-4 7-6. In the third set I also had two set-points in favor for me.
Favourite tournament to win - The Internazionali di Roma. At the Foro Italico there is a special atmosphere. Another tournament that I like a lot is that of Acapulco, by the sea, in a fabulous setting.