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Tony Nadal: "It has always been easier to deal with Federer than Djokovic" - Walla! sport

2021-10-14T10:57:09.897Z

Against the backdrop of the decline of the Swiss maestro, the former Spanish coach explains: "He has more weaknesses." McEnroe explains: Physically, Federer "like a 65-year-old"



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Tony Nadal: "It has always been easier to deal with Federer than Djokovic"

Against the backdrop of the decline of the Swiss maestro, the former Spanish coach explains: "He has more weaknesses."

McEnroe claims: Physically, Federer "like 65"

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Even after being pushed from the top 10 in the world rankings, Roger Federer still hopes to make his way back to the top of tennis, but his chances of winning the 21st Grand Slam in his career and ahead of Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are dwindling.



Federer came out of the top 10 for the first time since January 2017, and although these are mostly age marks, Tony Nadal says there is also a professional explanation for this.

"If I had to compare Federer to Djokovic, I would say that playing against Novak is much harder. Against Roger everything came easier for us. From 2006 we understood that the method to play against him is to push the ball to his backhand all the time. He has more Disadvantages, "explained the bull's uncle from Mallorca, who served as his coach until a few years ago.

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Physical or professional decline?

Federer (Photo: Reuters)

According to Nadal, Djokovic's status was harmed mainly due to the timing in which he grew up.

"Defeating Djokovic is a much more complicated matter. It is impossible to read his game, but the fact that he rose to prominence when Roger and Rafa were already well-known and popular, hurt him. Everyone wanted to see the rivalry between Roger and Rafa, because everyone "They symbolized a different style of play, a different character. Besides, Novak's ego also hurt him more than once, because his behavior on the field did not always suit a player who is ranked No. 1 in the world."



John McEnroe actually claims that Federer's decline is mostly natural, given the enormous physical burden that there is on older tennis players.

"Roger Federer is 40 years old. Fucking age 40 in tennis is like age 65 in any other job," said the legend of the past.

"The very fact that he is still a competitor is no less amazing. Only that should make him stay with his head held high and not feel bad about himself."

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