"Hopefully, Novak can go and crush every record" - Roger Federer shows support to the other members of the Big Four

Thursday, 04 July 2024 at 01:30
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Despite retiring in 2022, Roger Federer remains active in the tennis community. Although the Swiss Maestro was embroiled in an intense rivalry with the top stars of his era, he harbors no ill will as he wished them success in a recent interview.
Alongside Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray were collectively known as the Big Four. During their peak, each man either held the N0.1 position in the world or captured a Grand Slam trophy, leaving next to nothing for the rest of the ATP Tour. Federer engaged in epic battles with each competitor, and tennis history cannot be written without any of the aforementioned men.

Federer very supportive of his former rivals

In a recent appearance on the podcast of TV personality and good friend Trevor Noah, the 20-time Grand Slam champion was full of praise and support for his former adversaries. Although tennis fans believe he held some kind of grudge against his foes, Djokovic in particular, Federer had nothing but positive things to say about each man's longevity at this stage in their respective careers.
"Living as a tennis player, we are so fortunate to still be going," Federer stated. "Hopefully, Novak can go and crush every record. Hopefully Murray can play as long as his hip allows him to, and he still has the hunger.
"Rafa knew that he was in a tough spot as well and he hopes that he can still win as much as possible."
Murray withdrew from the ongoing Wimbledon Championships mere hours before his first round match, after being unable to recover from a back procedure in late June. Nadal is not competing at this year's SW19 citing rest and recovery. Conversely, Djokovic is the only member of the Big Four playing in London this year, and the former World No.1 advanced rather easily to the second round after undergoing meniscus surgery a few week ago.

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