Stan Wawrinka thinks Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are all “different personalities and players.” Federer, who retired after the 2022 Laver Cup, was described by Wawrinka as someone who made tennis look so easy.
Nadal, a 22-time Grand Slam champion, is one of the biggest competitors in tennis history and Wawrinka has certainly felt how it feels when the Spaniard makes it very physical on the court. But when it comes to Djokovic, Wawrinka believes the Serb “is a bit of perfection.” “They are different personalities and players.
If we’re just talking about the game, for me Roger Federer it’s really talent, ease and touch. Rafael Nadal, it’s strength, power and Novak Djokovic is a bit of perfection. It’s true that when you play Rafa in the Roland Garros final, for me it’s one of the most difficult challenges about what I’ve been able to experience in my career,” Wawrinka said on RMC Sport’s Super Moscato Show.
Wawrinka loved competing against Federer, Nadal & Djokovic
Wawrinka, 37, managed to win three Grand Slams while competing in the strongest era of men’s tennis. Many believe that if Wawrinka played in a different era, he would have had more than three Grand Slams.
However, Wawrinka himself has no regrets over finding himself in the same era as the Big Three. “For me, it was a chance to play against the greatest players in the history of tennis. But for me, in sport, there is no such thing.
There is no if I had been in a weaker or stronger generation. It doesn’t exist, it’s just the reality of the results,” Wawrinka explained. Meanwhile, Wawrinka made back-to-back quarterfinals in Rotterdam in Marseille. On Friday, Wawrinka failed to reach his first semifinal of the year after losing to rising French star Arthur Fils 6-2 6-3. From Monday, Wawrinka will be ranked inside the top-100 for the first time in 14 months.
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