In one more chapter of the eternal comparison and choice of the best tennis player in history, between Novak Djokovic (1st), Rafael Nadal (6th) and Roger Federer (9th)It was the Spanish who referred to the number one on the planet with high praise.
In an interview for the Japanese medium Number Web, Nadal said about Nole: “He is the perfect tennis player, he has no weak points. Even if he plays on brick dust, concrete or grass, he is capable of winning. This year was incredibly strong. Even on days when things don’t seem to be going his way, you have the feeling that he will end up winning.“.
On the other hand, he also had words for Federer, with whom he stars, perhaps, the greatest rivalry of all time: “He is also a perfect player. The modernity of his style of play is astonishing. It is very difficult for his rivals to predict him because of the diversity of ways in which he can fight.“.
He was also asked about his defeat with Novak at the last Roland Garros: “He was more efficient and smarter than me, and he was also cooler. I wanted to keep winning in Paris for as long as possible, but it couldn’t be. When I lost to Djokovic I realized I was tired and decided to take a break. I am not 20 years old and it is important not to push your body to the limit“
Finally, he declared: “I’m looking forward to going back to Roland Garros again next year“.