Frances Tiafoe praises Roger Federer and Michael Jordan

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Frances Tiafoe praises Roger Federer and Michael Jordan

In an interview during a podcast of the program The Old man and the Three Podcast, Frances Tiafoe praised Roger Federer and Michael Jordan, by saying: "I would say MJ. You think about MJ and you think that brother was crazy and you think about Federer...everything they did , puts you in awe every time you look at them." Then asked if the comparison with Jordan means considering Federer the greatest tennis player ever, Tiafoe answered without a doubt: "Absolutely yes.

Even if Rafa Nadal has won more Slams." Tiafoe later compared Rafael Nadal's mentality to that of Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks: "I would say Giannis, just because of his approach to the game and the commitment he puts into every game.

Rafael Nadal is a very nice guy, but as soon as we get down to field you feel that aura and so does Giannis." Finally Tiafoe, who is a great basketball fan, also chose a basketball alter ego for Novak Djokovic, comparing him to the Denver Nuggets star or the Serbian Nikola Jokic who is the current NBA MVP by winning this prestigious award for two consecutive seasons: "You watch him play and you love it, but you're also in awe of his greatness.

This kid is a phenomenon. Novak is the same. It's not the best looking game ever, but these guys pull it off." Tiafoe has never hidden that he is a big fan of Roger Federer and Michael Jordan. The 24-year-old American tennis player this year took away the satisfaction of beating Rafael Nadal in the round of 16 of the US Open and then surrendering in the semifinals against the future winner Carlos Alcaraz after a great match that lasted five sets.

In this 2022 Tiafoe managed to reach and improve his best ranking, reaching seventeenth position in the world.

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