Spanish tennis player Roberto Bautista Agut says tennis players are lucky to play in the same era as the Big Three in men's tennis - Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic - as they have pushed all players to improve and become better and are the greatest of all time.
The Spaniard was talking on an interview with Jose Luis Clerc on ESPN. The 32 year old Spaniard spoke about how he is adapting to the current lockdown, "The truth is that it was not difficult for me to adapt. There have been many years of traveling, of many tournaments, of much mental and physical demand, and having been able to stop has been very good for me, I enjoy being at home, with my family, with my animals, so it has helped me to rest, although it is true that I miss the competition."
Bautista Agut says Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are the best of all time
During the interview, the World No. 12 Agut says, "They are among the best of all time. We tennis players are lucky to be able to live with them, they have pushed us all to improve.
I personally now enjoy more than before, I now enjoy training, and that has been key in my career." The Spaniard spoke about the player relief fund being promoted by Djokovic. “There will be many players from 250 to 800 who will really need that help.
Maybe it would help the younger ones. For example, a player ranked in the Top 500 who is 28 years old doesn’t need the same push or the same help as an 18-year-old boy who is a top-500 player." Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are all in contention for the record of most majors won by a male tennis player in history.
Federer is currently leading the race with 20 Grand Slam singles titles, followed by Nadal with 19 and Djokovic with 17 Slams.