October 18, 2021

Roger Federer says that the ‘mentality’ of Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic is different.

Roger Federer says it is unusual for three players – the other two – Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic – to be tied for 20 Grand Slam titles, but feels that the mentality of their two biggest rivals is different at the moment.

Nadal equaled Federer’s record of 20 major titles at the French Open in 2020, but he could not increase his tally in 2021. However, this season came from Djokovic, who won the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon to join his great rivals. .

Serb was advised to complete the Calendar Grand Slam. But lost to Daniel Medvedev at the US Open.. He snatched the chance to take the lead in the big race, becoming the first in the open era to win all four major events in the same year.

“I mean, it’s amazing, to be honest, the three of us are in 20 Grand Slams. Wow. There was a record 12 and a” pistol “when I was coming. [Pete Sampras] You know it, and went to 14. Then I passed it in 2009, making it 15. Federer told GQ..

Federer halted his 2021 campaign after a recurrence of a knee injury that has plagued him since 2020. He underwent a third surgery earlier this year and is expected to return to court at the start of the 2022 season.

The Swiss 21 are expected to start the Big Three season with different mindsets, with all three aspiring to be the first to reach 21 Grand Slam titles. While Nadal and Djokovic have competed until 2020 and 2021, Federer played less than 15 matches before ending his campaign.

Federer added: “But I think others have a different mindset for me at the moment. I think we would all obviously like to win more and do more, because that’s the way you should be at this level. ۔ “

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic face off at French Open
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