Apart from the pleasure of playing, the match and the tournament are important for the race that Federer, Nadal and Djokovic have for being the tennis player with the most Grand Slam titles in history. The Swiss has won 20; 18 has Rafa and Djokjovic, 15. "In the end it is that Djokovic, Rafael and Federer, are very good and the numbers prove it", assumes the "Uncle Toni". Federer and Nadal have played 39 matches; 24 has won Spanish; 15 the Swiss.
The world tennis looks for a relief that does not just appear. Because the veterans are very good and do not stop looking for improvements to their game. They have not been bored as they were in previous decades, when the stars were not able to extend their career until they were 30 years old in many cases. Borg was the first. With 26 years and eleven wins in Grand Slam decided to leave. Federer turns 38 on August 8 and has reduced his schedule, is not punished unnecessarily, but has not lost the illusion either.
"They have surpassed the previous record of Grand Slams, they also have the record of Masters 1,000, and yes they are very good, but it is also true that there is a tad more intense to the next generation," acknowledges Toni Nadal. Intensity is plenty for Rafa and Roger.