Former world No. 8 Janko Tipsarevic underlined it was extremely tough for him to play against Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal but definitely the toughest player to play against for him was world No. 1 Novak Djokovic. The Big Three — consisting of Federer, Nadal and Djokovic — have dominated the men’s Tour for the last decade and a half and Serbia’s Tipsarevic claims his fellow compatriot Djokovic is the “strongest” members of the group.
Federer is a record 20-time Grand Slam champion, Nadal owns 19, while Djokovic comes third with 17 Majors on the all-time Grand Slam record list. “I was not comfortable with the style of play of Federer and Nadal but, for me, the strongest remains Djokovic.
When he is the best version of himself, he is by far the strongest member of the Big Three,” Tipsarevic told L’Equipe.
I was not comfortable with the style of play of Federer and Nadal but, for me, the strongest remains Djokovic
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Djokovic underlined achieving biggest things in the game remains the top goal
Djokovic, who won the Rome Masters prior to the French Open, said during his Rome campaign: “Well, of course in our sport, winning most Grand Slams and being No.
1 for as long as possible are two biggest goals, I would say, professional goals. I think Roger and Rafa would agree with that. “You know, we all have our own journeys and our own trajectories and careers that are very unique and very specific, but at the same time, we have this era that we have been playing in together that brings us together.
“I think this is definitely one of the best eras of tennis, and I’m grateful to be part of such era with these two guys. They are incredible champions on and off the court. “We have some young guys and we have a new Grand Slam winner in Dominic Thiem, which was kind of expected in a way, knowing his qualities and seeing him reach three finals before and now winning.
It’s great for tennis, as well, to see new faces, but I think it’s also quite important for tennis fans and sports fans to keep on seeing, I think, three of us trying to reach these heights, you know, trying to fight for Grand Slam titles.
“Any time we get to play against each other between three of us is always a blockbuster match regardless of the court or surface or location. “Roland Garros is the last slam, the last opportunity of this season.
So we all know who the main favorite is there. Obviously it’s Nadal and everything that he has achieved there, losing maybe couple matches in his entire career on that court, which is probably the most impressive record that anybody has on any court. So, yeah, of course you would put him right there in front as a favorite to win it.”