In a long interview, John McEnroe praised Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, the Big 3 who rewrote tennis history. McEnroe explained: “Roger Federer is the most stylish player I’ve ever seen on a tennis court.
He’s like he’s an updated version of Rod Laver. Rafael Nadal doesn’t let go, he wants to win every single point. I think he’s even passed Jimmy Connors in this respect. I didn’t think it was possible, but Rafa succeeded.
Novak Djokovic is a great champion and he is the one I am best with from a human point of view.” John the said: “I am proud of what I have done, I have learned a lot from both my successes and my failures. At this stage of my life, I feel at peace with myself.
If I would have enjoyed myself in the Internet age ? Absolutely not, it would have been a nightmare. If social media had been so popular when I was 20, I would have done so many things I would have regretted.”
The Big 3 at the Laver Cup 2022
The Big 3 have made tennis history, as well as having rewritten the record book from top to bottom.
Rafael Nadal currently leads the all-time Grand Slam standings, having won the Australian Open and Roland Garros this year. The Spaniard thus hoisted himself to 22 Majors, one more over Novak Djokovic and two more over Roger Federer.
The Serbian champion has narrowed the gap by triumphing at Wimbledon for the seventh time in his career, but will hardly be able to fly to the United States to compete in the US Open. The former world number 1 is training in Croatia and hopes to be able to enter the US on a special visa.
Nadal, for his part, will take part in the Masters 1000 in Montreal next week. The speech relating to Federer is more complicated, still in the pits after having undergone yet another operation on his right knee. The 40-year-old from Basel will return to the field at the Laver Cup, which will take place at London’s O2 Arena from 23-25 September.