Richard Gasquet, in his autobiography, ranked the five greatest one-handed backhands of all time. “To be completely egotistical, here are my five favorite one-handed backhands:
Gasquet lists the tennis players Wawrinka, Gasquet, Federer (especially for the slice), Kuerten, Gaudio, and A. Costa.
Recently, Mouratoglou ranked Djokovic higher than Gasquet as having the best backhand in the game.
Patrick Mouratoglou sought to mold Nick Kyrgios into the best player in history by incorporating the best features of Federer, Djokovic, and Nadal. The coach thinks that Roger Federer has the best volley shot, Nick Kyrgios has the best serves, Djokovic has the quickest returns and backhands, and Rafael Nadal has the best fighting skills.
In an old video on his Instagram account, Patrick Mouratoglou discussed the age-old rivalry between Federer, Djokovic, and Nadal: “The battle to become the best of all time (GOAT) is more intense than ever. Let’s start with tennis’ four major tournaments.
With his Wimbledon victory, Novak increased his Majors total to 21, one more than Roger and two fewer than Rafa. Despite Nadal‘s latest dominance at Roland Garros and Federer‘s continued dominance at Wimbledon, Novak currently holds the record for most Australian Open titles with nine.
Where are we headed, exactly? repeated Mouratoglou. Mouratoglou predicts the top three players of all time to be Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic.
Experiences of Gasquet, Nadal, and Djokovic in the locker room with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djo
During a press conference at this year’s Wimbledon tournament, Richard Gasquet told a fascinating story about the Big 3 of tennis: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic.
“I’ll never forget the sight of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic all standing close together in the locker room after their morning warmups. There were three other people in the room when I entered.
Djokovic wasn’t even close to the other two Grand Slam contenders when I first saw him, but I knew right away that he was destined to become the sport’s ultimate holy monster. What happened next is ancient history “Gasquet remarked.