In the last three Grand Slams of 2019, David Goffin has lost to a member of the Big Three.
Defeats to Rafael Nadal in Paris and Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon saw Goffin lose to the eventual champion. Roger Federer will hope that run extends after humbling the Belgian 6-2 6-2 6-0 to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open.
The three giants of the sport – who have won a combined 54 major titles – have shared the last 11 Slams and if one of them gets their hands on the title in New York, it will have been three years since a player outside the Big Three claimed a Grand Slam win.
Goffin admitted the trio are still comfortably ahead of the rest of the field, despite all being comfortably in their 30s, citing their elite mentality as the main factor that separates them from the chasing pack.
The three players are completely different, different games, different mentality, Goffin said. They are better on different surfaces, as well. Its nice to have those three because they are so good and so different. Its nice to see those players.
But its so tough to play them. Against Novak and Rafa, you have balls to hit, but they are so physically really tough. And Roger, he just take position in the court. He try to go forward all the time, go for the winners. Then you just dont play tennis against him.
No, they are just mentally really, really strong. They want to win everything. They want to stay there. They want to win trophy all the time. All the time they are improvingRead More – Source