In a lengthy interview, John McEnroe praised Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, the Big 3 who rewrote tennis history. McEnroe stated: “Roger Federer is the most stylish player I’ve ever seen on a tennis court.
He’s like an updated version of Rod Laver. Rafael Nadal doesn’t get carried away, he wants to win every point. I think he even surpassed Jimmy Connors in that regard. I didn’t think it was possible but Rafa did it.
Novak Djokovic is a great champion and he’s the one I meet best from a human perspective,” McEnroe said. “I’m proud of what I’ve done, I’ve learned a lot from both my successes and my failures. At this stage in my life I feel at peace with myself.
Would I have enjoyed that in the internet age? Not at all, it would have been a nightmare. If social media was that popular when I was 20, I would have done a lot of things that I would have regretted.” The Big 3 made tennis history and rewrote the record book from the ground up.
Rafael Nadal currently tops the all-time Grand Slam rankings after winning the Australian Open and Roland Garros this year. The Spaniard now has 22 majors, one more than Novak Djokovic and two more than Roger Federer.
The Serbian champions have closed the gap by triumphing at Wimbledon for the seventh time in a career, but will hardly be able to fly to the United States to compete in the US Open. The former world No. 1 trains in Croatia and hopes to enter the United States on a special visa.
For his part, Nadal will compete in the Montreal Masters 1000 next week. More complicated is the speech of Federer, who is still in the pits after another operation on his right knee. The 40-year-old Basel tennis player returns to courts in the Laver Cup, which takes place from September 23-25 at the O2 Arena in London.
Rusedski praises Nole Djokovic
In his latest interview with Tennis Channel, former British No. 1 Greg Rusedski spoke about Novak Djokovic: “So Djokovic wants to go down in history as the greatest male tennis player,” said Rusedski.
“Probably even breaking Margaret Court’s record of 24 majors.” Previously, John McEnroe said of Djokovic: “The person that immediately comes to mind about Novak is the golfer Tiger Woods. He had the issues with his wife, he seemed completely out of whack and he’s never even remotely been with the same player.”