Nick Kyrgios has insisted Roger Federer is the GOAT and declared: “Talent-wise Nadal and Djokovic aren't even close to Roger.”The Aussie was speaki
Nick Kyrgios has insisted Roger Federer is the GOAT and declared: “Talent-wise Nadal and Djokovic aren’t even close to Roger.”
The Aussie was speaking after winning through to the second round of the Australian Open – and reigniting his war of words with Djokovic.
The world No.47 even claimed Andy Murray was tougher to play than the world No.1 who he has beaten twice.
But asked about which of the Big Three was the greatest of all time, Kyrgios said: “All great in their own way, obviously.
I don’t think we have ever seen someone maybe so dominant in their period of time as Novak, like he went on that obviously 60-match winning streak or something really crazy.
I think in my opinion I believe Roger is the greatest of all time. With his skill set, the way he plays the game, I think it’s pure.
“I actually think talent-wise Nadal and Djokovic aren’t even close to Roger. Talent-wise, just purely based on talent the way Federer plays, his hands, his serving, his volleys, untouchable.
“Rafa you will never see someone so dominant on one surface ever. I don’t think we will ever see that amazing accomplishment on clay, the best clay courter of all time.
“Nadal, I actually think, I match up quite well against Nadal. I can serve big and play kind of the right style of tennis to be successful against him. Styles make fights in tennis. All the matchups are different.
“Roger’s chopped me a couple of times. Roger makes you feel like you’re really bad at tennis sometimes. He walks around, he flicks his head, and I’m, like, I don’t even know what I’m doing out here.
“Roger is the greatest, for me. But Novak, obviously what he’s doing now, look, I’m just watching him play Chardy and Chardy doesn’t even believe that he can win, and when you reach that status, you must be pretty good.”