‘Roger Federer is more beautiful to watch, but Novak Djokovic is the best ever,’ says ATP ace
Tennys Sandgren believes Roger Federer is ‘beautiful’ to watch playing tennis, but Novak Djokovic is better than him.
Sandgren suffered heartbreak at the hands of Federer at the Australian Open, where the Swiss overcame injury and seven match points to win their quarter-final clash in Melbourne.
The American couldn’t help but be in awe of Federer that day, and certainly appears to appreciate his greatness.
However, there is also no question in his mind that, as good as Federer is, Novak Djokovic is just simply better.
“There is no doubt that Roger Federer is more beautiful to look at, but Novak is the best ever,” Sandgren told reporters at the New York Open.
“We do one thing and he does another. We try to hit a winner, while he places the ball in difficult and irritating areas, where it is impossible to surprise him.
“He suffocates you slowly. What he does is just incredible.”
No player has spent more weeks at world number one than Federer, but Djokovic can surpass him this year if he remains on top of the rankings until the ATP Finals at the end of the season.
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