Croatia’s Borna Coric has dropped a major praise on each member of the Big Three group, calling Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer “legends of the game.”
Nadal and Federer have a record of 20 Grand Slams captured, while Djokovic is third on the all-time list with 18 Majors.
Coric has wins over Nadal and Federer but he has never beaten Djokovic.
“Obviously, all three of them are legends of tennis; it was really amazing to play against them. I learned a lot from those matches. Each one of them is very unique,” Coric told Sportskeeda.
When it comes to the promising trio of Jannik Sinner, Carlos Alcaraz and Lorenzo Musetti, Coric believes they all have a big potential.
“To be honest, all of them are great players, showing huge potential, and they are already ranked quite high. Considering his breakthrough, Jannik Sinner will be in the top very soon in my opinion. But all of them are amazing players and good guys, so I’m looking forward to playing against them,” Coric said.
Coric reveals his idols
“I started playing tennis when I was four and a half years old, actually. My sister was playing, she was six back then, and so my father did as well. They would bring me to their practices, so I fell in love with the game and became interested. My idols were definitely Goran Ivanisevic and Ivan Ljubicic. I was impressed while watching the Croatian Davis Cup team winning the title back in 2005; it was a huge moment for me as a young tennis player and it inspired me.From that day, I was hoping to be on the team one day,” Coric said.
“Goran and Ivan were my idols, and they did a lot for tennis in Croatia. I think tennis is popular in Croatia; I would say after football, tennis is the most-watched sport.