Sixty-two years old Canadian Helene Pelletier, former tennis player and now journalist, recently mentioned the name of the greatest player of all time, a question for which the answer is often sought today, contained in a name among Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
She said: “I think it will always be Roger Federer for me, because it makes tennis easy. It is elegant. When we see him play, he transports us to another place. And we have seen him play well more often than bad! I’d say 95% of his games are a pleasure to watch, because he allows us to dream.”
As reported by EssentiallySports, Pelletier also spoke great about Rafa: “I love Nadal because he is a good person. He is humble, he is kind. When we did the interview in Montreal, before the tournament, he was shaking hands with all the technicians. before you leave. There is no one else who comes close to something like this.”
Speaking instead of Djokovic, the Canadian said: “He is fascinating in his own way. But there are too many things he does that bother me deeply. So, he may even go on to win 32 Grand Slam titles, but it will never be my choice for playing stronger than ever.”
Nole, who failed to win the Olympic gold medal at the Tokyo Games, will try to achieve the Grand Slam in New York in a few days. The Toronto Masters 1000 will soon start, won by Nadal in the last two editions.
Few players have contributed to making our sport as great as Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, who in the last fifteen years have shared the dominance of world tennis by grinding record after record.
The eldest of the three, the Swiss Federer, turned 40 yesterday and despite this milestone he still does not seem to have any intention of hanging up his racket: in recent weeks he reached the quarter-finals at Wimbledon, before being defeated by Hubert Hurkacz in three sets.