Badosa silently observing The Big Three in quest to be world beater

Paula Badosa, 23, claims she has strong relationships with a number of players on the Tour, and she believes these have been crucial in her journey so far.

“It’s something that I talk with the other players about. I’m lucky that I have a really good relationship with them. I think that’s important as well.

“It doesn’t mean that if you have a good relationship, then when you play against them something will change.

“Maybe a few years ago or some years ago, it was a little bit different, the relationships between players,” Badosa told the WTA Tour.

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“A few years ago, I really thought that I had to be – it’s funny to say – sad or angry, all day like that, and that was professional. It’s not like that.”

Badosa is observing the Big Three and taking notes

Three of the greatest male tennis players of all time are Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer.

Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer each have 20 Grand Slam titles under their belts, but they also have wives and personal lives to consider. Badosa aspires to be an absolute pro while simultaneously achieving the same level of life balance as the Big Three.

“I think it’s very important the people know how it works because of course, I think in tennis you work four or five hours a day and 100 per cent that’s what I’m doing, 100 per cent on that.

“But then the day has 24 hours, and it’s very complicated if you’re all day worried, ‘Oh, I didn’t put this serve on that moment on my practice, or I’m not practising as perfect as I want to.’

“So I think you have to find that balance and I think the greatest to do that. There’s a lot of examples.

“The Big Three, they’re amazing, but they have their time, they have their personal life, and that’s the perfect example. That’s what I’m trying to do.”

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