Former ATP star Alex Corretja heaped praise on Roger Federer, saying that he is an absolute joy to watch.
Federer hasn’t had a good season in 2021. Injuries ruined his year, with the Swiss ace undergoing knee surgery for the third time in 18 months. The physical problems have kept him on the sidelines for a while, and it seems like the Roger of old is slowly bowing out.
The 20-time Grand Slam winner is approaching the twilight of his career, and does not have many years left at the highest level. Nevertheless, he is one of the most beloved players active today, with Corretja being one of his fans.
The former ATP star heaped praise on Federer, saying that he is just elegant to watch.
“I think in a way, Novak Djokovic is a little bit misunderstood all the time,” he said, as quoted by Tennis World USA.
“I don’t know if it is because of his character. Probably when he’s on court, he’s doing things that people pretty much don’t understand.
“Roger is elegance. He is like, sweet. Everything comes natural. And Rafa (Nadal) is like, the biggest fighter of the whole history, probably.”
Corretja also talked about Djokovic, and said that people should start rating him fairly.
“He deserves all the credit because for me, he’s just giving us so much, on court and off court, that I can only say thank you to him like Roger and Rafa what they bring to our sport,” he said.
Djokovic versus Federer versus Nadal is the equivalent of the Lionel Messi versus Cristiano Ronaldo debate, or the Lewis Hamilton versus Michael Schumacher one. It is an exceptional era to be living in.