‘I have never hidden that I cheered for Roger Federer’, says Top 10

New US Open champion Emma Raducanu is living the time of her life, but needs to be inspired by what the dominant trio of men’s tennis, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, have done over the years to win. momentum and has a chance to become number one in the world, according to former WTA top 10 player and Amazon Prime expert Daniela Hantuchova. “The most important thing is not to settle and always look for ways to improve. That is where Roger, Rafa and Novak have been so amazing for the last 15 or 20 years. Even after all they have accomplished if you look at their tennis now and it is. completely different from what it was in the beginning. Rafa with the serve, Roger comes in more, Novak becomes even more physical,” said Hantuchova. Hantuchova went on to stress the importance of Raducanu’s subsequent practice sessions. “It’s important now that you digest this, have one more round of great celebrations and then go back to the practice courts and think ‘what do I have to do to get the next Slam and get to number one in the world. For me there is no doubt where it should go,” said Daniela Hantuchova. However, the advice of Chris Evert, winner of multiple Grand Slam, is that Raducanu and Fernández, the two revelations of the edition of the US Open 2021, give a step at a time and enjoy your youth without falling into the trap of fame. “We have seen too many negative scenarios. It will be about the people they surround themselves with. Fame comes to you fast, and everything is new and exciting, and we don’t know what will happen when they feel more pressure or when they lose some games. We just don’t know how they will react to everything. Success can be deceptive and I hope they are prepared,” Evert said.

Berrettini on his passion for Roger Federer

Fans became quite disappointed when they got to know that both Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will miss the US Open 2021. Intriguingly, it is for the first time in 24 years that Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Venus Williams, and Serena Williams are not playing at a Grand Slam. In a recent interview to Corriera della Sera, World No.8 Matteo Berrettini revealed his rankings for the ‘Big Three’. Interestingly, he also disclosed some quite startling facts about Roger Federer. “I have never hidden that I cheered for Federer: I did it as a kid, I do it today. But the beauty of Djokovic, Federer and Nadal is that they are very different, they have enormous qualities among which it is difficult to choose,” said Berrettini in the interview.