Posted on January 22, 2022 at 8:35 p.m. by PL up to date on January 22, 2022 at 8:37 p.m.
For greater than a decade, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have fought an necessary rivalry. However, the Spaniard revealed that the opposite two have been definitely higher than him on one floor: onerous.
During their careers, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic have engaged in an necessary rivalry. The three males, who’re nicknamed at present the Big3, dominated the circuit ATP for greater than a decade, successful 60 Grand Slam completely distributed between them (20 every). Naturally, the Spaniard, the Swiss and the Serbian have their most well-liked surfaces. Clay court docket specialist Rafael Nadal thus needed to work on his sport to carry out on onerous court docket. However, whoever has gained 13 instances Roland Garros affirm that Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are higher than him on this floor.
“Federer and Djokovic were and are probably better than me on this surface”
” I feel that all through my profession as a tennis participant, I’ve improved on all surfaces. It’s at all times been my purpose, to be a greater participant generally. On onerous? I have no idea. I feel through the years I needed to adapt my sport a bit as a result of I had loads of issues, bodily issues, so I needed to discover a option to be aggressive and generally play extra aggressive, as a result of that I used to be not in a position to transfer as quick as firstly. But I feel I improved my serve, my return, my place on the court docket. I in all probability perceive onerous play higher than I did after I began. I’ve definitely improved, however I’ve nonetheless been enjoying onerous because the starting of my profession. The first 12 months I began having success on the circuit was in 2005. I used to be in a position to win three tournaments on onerous courts: Montreal, Madrid and Beijing. All Masters 1000. I feel when I’m wholesome I’m in a position to play very effectively on this floor. Of course, I do know that I’m not essentially the most profitable participant in these situations as a result of, for instance, Federer and Djokovic have been and are in all probability higher than me on this floor, certainly. But I used to be in a position to compete effectively all these years, I used to be in a position to win two or three essential tournaments“ thus confessed Rafael Nadal in feedback reported byWe Love Tennis.