World No. 6 Stefanos Tsitsipas, of Geece, says the Big Three in men's tennis - Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic - are very difficult to beat and are playing better tennis that what they did a few years ago.
Tsitsipas says Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are very difficult to beat
The World No. 6 ranked player, Tsitsipas, was speaking to the Tennis Majors website in an interview where he was asked about the level of the Big Three - Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic - in men's tennis.
"For sure the Big Three are still doing a great job staying where they are and being so committed to what they do. And they are for sure difficult to beat. I won’t lie, they are very difficult to beat and they still play the same level, maybe not even the same but even better tennis than what they played five or six or seven or eight years ago.
They are always improving, they are always learning, they are much much more experienced than us, maybe physically they are not the same because of course their age is getting more away with time than our age, because we are still very young for tennis standards”.
Stefanos Tsitsipas has reached the semifinals of a Grand Slam only one time in his career - at the 2019 Australian Open - he has won 5 ATP singles titles, the biggest being the season ending ATP Finals in London last year.
Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are all in the race to end up with the most Grand Slam major titles at the end of their careers. Currently, Federer, who has not played any tournament since undergoing knee surgery in February, leads the race with 20 Grand Slam titles, followed by Nadal with 19 majors and Djokovic with 17 majors.
The tennis season has been shutdown since March due to the current pandemic. The ATP Tour has said that it would provide a further update on the tournaments scheduled for August by mid-June. With the possibility of the US Open and the French Open being played in close proximity later this year due to the changes in the tennis calendar, the race for most number of Grand Slams will get closer in the coming months.