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Roger Federer: ‘Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and I were unable to play in a different way’


Roger Federer says he has some sympathy for the younger players who have had himself, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic stood in their way.

Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer are widely regarded as the finest three make players in history and it has been extraordinary to have them all at the same time.

They have won 58 Grand Slams between them, with only a handful of other players such as Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka, Juan Martin del Potro, Dominic Thiem, and Marin Cilic, being able to win majors during the big three era.

Federer, though, does not believe that has ever been due to a lack of talent in the men’s game.

“The problem for the new generation is that Novak, Rafa, and I were unable to play in a different way,” Roger Federer told the press in Qatar.

“One of the them might defeat me but fail to defeat Novak, or beat Novak but fail to beat Rafa, or beat Rafa but fail to beat me.

“I believe we will see a major change after three years.

“But I know that Rafa, Novak and I will try to stand fast for the longest time possible and will try to increase the number of our titles.”

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