The Swiss tennis player Roger Federer At a press conference, he highlighted the level shown at Roland Garros by Serbian Novak Djokovic, who became champion, lifted his 19th Grand Slam and was one short of equaling him as the highest Majors winner in history, a record held by the Spanish Rafael Nadal.
Thanks to his great comeback against Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, Djokovic won the praise of the sports world and “His Majesty” was no exception. “The way Djokovic saved himself at the finish line was great. Even in the semi-final against Nadal there were incredible rallies and great tennis. More so because the week before he had also won the tournament in Belgrade,” said the winner of 103 ATP titles when asked ESPN Tennis.
“Of course it is spectacular that three players have won an extremely large number of these trophies. But I do not like that they are the only valid measure of success and overshadow the rest of the tournaments. Most of the year it takes place in the ATP circuit, “he said.
However, the 39-year-old Basel-born man acknowledges that – given his high age and the emergence of new opponents – the dominance of the Big 3 is coming to an end: “more and more players will win Grand Slam tournaments in the future. Although as long as we play, everything is possible and will be resolved at the end of the day. “
Federer defeated Belarusian Ilya Ivashka 7-6 (4) 7-5 on Monday in one hour and 35 minutes, and will face Pole Hubert Hurkacz on Wednesday, for the second round of the Halle ATP 500, tournament played on grass and in which he was proclaimed champion 10 times.