Gasquet podiums Federer in top 5 backhands ever. Nadal, Djokovic left out

In his autobiography, Richard Gasquet ranked the top 5 one-handed backhands of all time.

“Here is, in all immodesty, my top 5 one-handed backhands:

Wawrinka
Gasquet
Federer (especially for the slice)
Kuerten
Gaudio and A.Costa,” Gasquet writes.

Contrary to Gasquet’s ranking, Mouratoglou recently named Djokovic the player with the best backhand. Patrick Mouratoglou attempted to develop the attributes of the best player of all time by combining traits from The Big Three (Federer, Djokovic, and Nadal) and Nick Kyrgios. According to the coach, Roger Federer has the finest volley shot, Nick Kyrgios has the best serves, Djokovic has the most nimble returns and backhands, and Rafael Nadal is the best fighter.

Patrick Mouratoglou, in an older video posted on his Instagram account, focused on the eternal sporting battle among Federer, Djokovic and Nadal: “The GOAT title race is still alive and more exciting than ever.

First, let’s talk about the Grand Slam tournaments. Novak won Wimbledon and moved up to 21 Majors: one more to Roger and one less to Rafa . Novak leads the Australian Open rankings with nine wins; Nadal once again dominated Roland Garros; Federer is still the tennis player who has won Wimbledon multiple times. What will the future hold for us?” said Mouratoglou.

See Mouratoglou’s prediction: Mouratoglou ranks Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic in GOAT race.

Gasquet’s locker room story with Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic

Richard Gasquet shared an intriguing tale regarding the Big 3 Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic during a press conference during this year’s Wimbledon tournament.

“I will never forget that moment when, after warming up in the morning, I entered the locker room and there were Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic very close to each other. I was the fourth person in that room. Even though Djokovic was still far from the other two at the Grand Slam level, I immediately understood that he would become a sacred monster of the sport. The rest is history,” said Gasquet.