Boris Becker Questions if Nadal and Djokovic Could Have Survived In Other Eras But Lauds Fed
“The reason why Federer is still successful at the age of 31 is because he has got a good technique. He can play from the baseline and when he has to, he can also come to the net more often than other players,” Boris Becker was quoted recently by the Times of India.
“I don’t think (Rafael) Nadal or (Novak) Djokovic would have been so successful in the era of serve and volley but Federer could have played.”
Would you agree Federer is all around superior to Rafa and Djokovic, or did Rafa and Djokovic construct their baseline-oriented style games to fit the times?
Becker obviously prefers the Federer style but it’s hard to imagine Nadal and Djokovic not rising to the top no matter what era they played in.
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