Andy Murray: "Without the Big 3 I would have won more"



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Andy Murray: "Without the Big 3 I would have won more"

Andy Murray is slowly returning to compete at least close to his standards. In his debut at the Vienna tournament, the experienced British tennis player beat the Top Ten and number 5 seeded Hubert Hurkacz in 3 sets. Murray unwittingly gave help to the blue tennis player Jannik Sinner with the Pole who lost an important match in the race for the ATP Finals at the end of the year.

In recent months Andy is returning to a good level, he has played interesting matches and despite an unprofitable ranking is one of the most dangerous obstacles to face in the first rounds of tournaments. Now in the second round he will face the young Spanish talent Carlos Alcaraz, an opponent already beaten a few weeks ago.

At the end of the match won against Hurkacz Murray spoke to the media dealing with various issues and returning to his career which saw him protagonist in close contact with the Big Three, composed of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.

Speaking to the media, the former world number one spoke about the alleged regret of playing in the Big Three era and Andy commented: "It's a really difficult question. Obviously, on the one hand, I regret it because I could have won a lot more if they hadn't been there or if I was 5 or 6 years younger now.

Surely I would have had more opportunities, but on the other hand I had the opportunity to play and challenge the strongest players in history and I have faced them in the most important tournaments. I did well against Nadal at Roland Garros, against Federer at Wimbledon and against Djokovic at the Australian Open and the US Open, some of them I beat them in the final and also at the Olympic Games.

I haven't always won but I've always fought on an equal footing and I feel lucky to have played against them, certainly this helped me to raise the bar." Murray has always been competitive with the Big Three so much that over the years he has been part of the Fab Four.

Medvedev: "Now it's easier to beat Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal!"

The last year has seen more and more the decline of the Big 3, or the three tennis players who more than any other have made tennis history.

We are obviously talking about Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. It must be said that this meaning does not apply to the number one in the world Novak Djokovic, author of one of his best seasons ever and winner of 3 Grand Slam titles (one step away from the fourth).

As for Federer and Nadal, however, the situation is different with these two players now constantly struggling with physical problems; both have not played for months and for Federer, now over 40, we have reached the final stages of his career.

Nadal played a season between highs and lows but a heavy foot injury suffered during Roland Garros led him to say goodbye in advance to the 2021 season. Both Federer and Nadal will not take part in the ATP Finals at the end of the year, which this one year will be played in Turin, and we expect to know when they will be able to return to the field.

Federer recently underwent yet another knee operation and, above all, the shadow of retirement hangs over the Swiss. During an advertising campaign for a Russian company, the number two in the world and recent winner of the US Open 2021 Daniil Medvedev spoke of the now increasingly evident decline of the Big 3, focusing precisely on Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

Here are his words: "I think that the three of them are the best three tennis players in history, about 17 or 18 of the last 20 Grand Slams have been won by them. Like everything in life, however, there will come a time when their domination will pass but above all for quests.

year it should be remembered that both Nadal and Federer have been injured for a long time. I am lucky and honored to have faced them and let's say that I feel lucky to have faced them in the final stages of their career because they are getting older and let's say that it is less difficult to beat them."