Toni Nadal Says Novak Djokovic is a Tougher Opponent Than Roger Federer

Tanya Simon
May 22, 2020

As three of the most experienced players on the tour, Federer, Nadal and Djokovic are viewed as the individuals who are most capable of handling a lengthy break and it is an assessment Thiem's father agrees with.

Whether or not the tour decides to return this year, it will be hard for everyone, especially the top players to pick up where they left off.

The prolonged tour lay-off may play into the arms of the subsequent technology of gamers, together with Alexander Zverev, Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas.

The trio remains the most dominant figures in the men's game, sweeping up at the Grand Slams and holding the edge over their young rivals. "We know Roger Federer defies the odds, but he will be reaching 40 next year and he won't get any younger". The 20 time Grand Slam champion, including a record 8 Wimbledon titles, posted an update on his Insta story saying - "My trip to attractive Cape Town to play in front of a world record crowd for the people of South Africa will always have a special place in my heart #TripsChangeUs" Federer is now in Switzerland, where he is recovering from the knee surgery he underwent in February and he is with his family during the current quarantine period.

"Nadal has won the French 12 times. I feel it is for the youthful technology to step up".

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Roger Federer looks dejected after his match against Novak Djokovic at the Australian Open in Melbourne January 30, 2020.

"There are other younger players that are fascinating".

"I know Federer is the best ever with I don't know who; maybe Rod Laver or maybe Rafael, he's not too far (behind). I don't want the young generation to take over when the top three won't play anymore or are actually too old", says Becker.

"I need to see a closing between a 22-year-old and a 33-year-old". That would be the best thing in tennis. "So guys, step up to the plate".

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