Wimbledon champion Michael Stich Lashes out on the ‘Big 3’, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic.

Wimbledon champion Michael Stich Lashes out on the ‘Big 3’, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic.

 

For the past two decades, tennis has been dominated by Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic. The three players have competed against each other in arguably the greatest era of this elegant sport.

However, former Wimbledon champion Michael Stich has a criticism of the ‘Big 3’. He feels that Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic lack emotions. They do not reveal their true character and maintain an image that does not show their true feelings.

 

Speaking more on the big three, Stich stated, “At some point, it was all about tennis. Now too. It’s about historical success, less about the people. You don’t know who today’s top professionals really are: ‘What do I know today about Nadal, Federer, or Djokovic?’”

(Quotes translated using Google translate)

 

 

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic chase records
The former Olympic gold medalist also felt that the big three concentrate more on history and are trying to outdo each other. On the other hand, they do not entertain the fans as certain players in the yesteryears. However, he does credit them and termed them as the greatest players of all time.

 

 

The 53-year-old added, “The fan wants to see emotions. With Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic, undisputedly the greatest tennis players of all time, I sometimes miss that. Personally, I miss the authenticity of the players on the pitch. What defines their character, real feelings, and reactions.”

 

 

Wimbledon champion Michael Stich Lashes out on the ‘Big 3’, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic.

Coming to tennis, Djokovic dominated the scenes this year amongst the big three. He won the first three Grand Slam titles this season and came to the final at the US Open.

 

 

Wimbledon champion Michael Stich Lashes out on the ‘Big 3’, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic.

On the other hand, Federer and Nadal cut short their season as they suffered injuries. We wish them a speedy recovery and hope to see them return on the Tour fully fit competing for the title in 2022.

 

Do you agree with Stich’s comments about Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic?

 

 

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