Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have been locked into a fierce rivalry as the trio has 55 Grand Slams between them.
Federer also explained how Nadal and Djokovic have adjusted their games to try and gain the upper-hand.
“100 percent. In the beginning you are just trying to beat him,” Federer told Colombia’s W Radio ahead of his South American tour.
“Then you try to improve to keep beating him or to beat him again because you may have not beaten him in a while. And then later you start appreciating what they have done for your career, how much they have pushed you and how they forced you to adjust. Maybe the game evolved, maybe they serve bigger, maybe they play more from the baseline, maybe the balls have changed, maybe more people come to the net.”
He added: “Rafa is playing quite differently than 15 years ago, as well as Novak who is much more secure with his game. It’s such a high level. This is what those two guys have done so well over the last 15 years, their consistency. Every day they come to practice or the game and you know you are gonna see a great performance and honestly it deserves a lot of respect.”