Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic are known as ‘Big 3’ in the men’s tennis world. No need to say that three of them career developments and achievements are interlocked with each other. However, World No.1 Novak Djokovic expressed his admiration for rivals Swiss Maestro and Spaniard.
“I’m Not Jealous of Their(Roger and Rafa) Success”, says Djokovic
The 33-years-old Serb, an example of respecting others, is merely three titles short of equaling Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s all-time Grand Slam record tally of 20 titles.
When spoke about his rivals in the recent interview, the 17-time major event champion highlighted that he respects all of his opponent records.
Additionally, the eight-time Australian Open title winner explained, “(Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal) are legends of our sport, and I admire them a lot. They have positively affected my game and my growth, my development and all my success wouldn’t be what it is if these two guys were not there.”
“So I have had tremendous rivalries with these two guys and we still keep on going. But I don’t want any of their success if you know what I mean. I’m not jealous of their success or anything like that. I try to build my career and my success,” Djokovic added.
“I am Always Motivated & Inspired To Achieve Big Goals & Break Records”: Novak Djokovic
On March 8th, a tennis legend from Belgrade would break Roger Federer’s record of the most weeks at No.1 in the Association Tennis Professionals(ATP) ranking table. While the 39-years-old spent 310 weeks in the apex, Nole has been living there for 307 weeks.
Djokovic added, “I have been fortunate, without a doubt, to experience a lot of success and break records in our sport that I obviously love and am very passionate about. Of course, I am always motivated and inspired to achieve big goals and break records.”
However, Serbian will now face Frances Tiafoe of the United States of America in the second round of the Australian Open 2021.