Thinking about the achievements of the past and the fantastic rivalries with Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, in an interview, Roger Federer explained his point of view about the future of the tennis and the Big-3 records. Record which, according the Swiss Maestro, someone will overcome in the next years.
Federer said: “The fact that all three of us managed to reach 20 Grand Slams is incredible. When I turned pro the record was 12, then Sampras managed to push it further and won 14 majors. I passed it in 2009. It was a very important moment for me, as I managed to catch up and overtake it within a month between Paris and Wimbledon.
Will the Big 3 win again? I think Nole and Rafa are in a different state of mind than me right now. We would all like to win even more, because this is the attitude you need to have at these levels, but my path has been a little bit longer and more complicated, so I think I have a different mentality.
There will be another era of champions like this. I don’t want to take anything away from Rafa, Novak or myself, but I think it’s easier today to dominate on more surfaces. For this reason, I believe that someone will be able to break our record sooner or later.”
Roger Federer: “Someone will break the Big 3 record”
Roger Federer ended his season prematurely with a knee injury that prevented him from competing continuously at high levels in recent months. The Swiss champion has decided to undergo a new operation to return next year to enjoy the ATP Tour and have no regrets.
Federer returned to the major circuit in Doha after more than a year of absence, but then had to deal with the usual physical problems. In fact, the Swiss forfeited the fourth round of Roland Garros in order not to risk compromising the following tournaments and then suffered a clear defeat against Hubert Hurkacz in the quarter-finals of Wimbledon showing all his difficulties.
Federer also gave up on the Tokyo Olympics and the American Tour, including the latest edition of the US Open.