Each and every watcher of tennis, is well aware of the fan blocs that Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic hold. And it is not only tennis fans who have picked their favorite amongst these 3 legends. Players and professionals from other sports have also admired the ‘Big 3’ of tennis for their incredible careers and work ethics. The most recent sport personality to open up about his views on the 3 stars is former F1 world champion Jenson Button.
Jenson Button won the world championship in 2009. He is also amongst a large group of non-tennis sportsman who avidly follows tennis. Button has been spotted numerous times in the stand of various tournament throughout the years. The Brit recently acknowledged Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the stalwart status in tennis, and mentioned Novak Djokovic as someone who is a wonderfully skillful sportsman.
‘To see them so competitive at this stage of their careers is just amazing’ – Button on Federer and Nadal
Jenson Button recently sat down for an interview with Tennis365, in which he detailed his views on the ‘Big 3’. Button began by throwing praises at the Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. “Ask me to pick between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal and I just can’t do it. Federer and Nadal are both just unbelievable sportsmen and we have been privileged to watch them down the years,” Button said. Jenson also spoke about the legacy that the two have created from themselves in tennis. “It feels like they have been there forever and it is two decades that we have all been watching them,” Button added.
The 40-year old also mentioned the sportsmanship that the two men posses. Button said, “To see them so competitive at this stage of their careers is just amazing. When they both reach a final of a tournament, there is such great respect between them and it is a real thrill to see them go at it, given the history they have.”
‘Novak Djokovic has attracted some negative attention, but he is wonderfully skillful’ – Jenson Button
Button then went on to share this thoughts on world no.1 Novak Djokovic as well. He admitted that the Serb has been at the center of controversies in his career, but called him a skillful player. “Novak Djokovic is also an incredible champion,” Button said. “He may have done a few silly things down the years and attracted some negative publicity, but he is a wonderfully skillful sportsman,” Button added.