Swiss tennis maestro Roger Federer has sounded out a warning to his biggest rivals, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal stating that they wouldn’t find winning Grand Slams easy anymore.
Roger Federer reclaimed the world number one position in the latest edition of the ATP Tour rankings after winning his 7th title at Wimbledon at the All England Club recently and he believes that this shake up at the top of the tennis hierarchy means that the Serbian and the Spaniard have tougher times ahead of them.
The previous four finals of the Grand Slam events starting from Wimbledon in 2011 to the French Open last month had been contested between The Djoker and The Muscles from Mallorca, a first in what is considered as the golden era of modern tennis, but with Federer demoting them to second and third respectively in the latest rankings, they will not be seeded at the top and bottom of the tournament draws for the Grand Slam events.
Speaking about this shake up in the tennis rankings at a live tennis press briefing, FedEx stated that the four of them, including Andy Murray had been going teeth and nail for the titles for almost the last five years now and before that, it was only him and Rafael Nadal.
Speaking about the advantages of being ranked as the top player in tennis, the Swiss Master made it clear that there is no advantage unless one can perform on the court and over the last couple of years; it has been of little advantage to the players.
The top 3 ranked players in the world have won 29 of the last 30 Grand Slam events that have been contested and Federer added that Andy Murray will eventually break through the monopoly. But he didn’t forget to add that Rafael Nadal is still his biggest rival.
If you fancy a gamble on the US Open, we have to say that Federer and Nadal both look good.