In an interview to El Independiente Jose Higueras praised the Large Three dominance. "(Roger) Federer, (Rafael) Nadal and (Novak) Djokovic are above the others. I’m certain I can’t see one other rivalry like this and I have no idea if we are going to see once more two gamers like Roger and Rafa who affect a lot the remainder of tennis gamers for his or her gamestyle. Champions would have been champions in any period, what marks a champion is often the character and never a lot the tennis high quality, and the most effective factor about this type of gamers was the power to adapt."
Higueras additionally praised Bjorn Borg: "Together with his gamestyle, profitable Paris six occasions and after only one month profitable in Wimbledon is an unrepeatable achievement for me (he did it in 1978, 1979 and 1980). As a result of prior to now the All England Membership courts have been so quick, 4 occasions faster than now, and the fellows served and volleyed, whereas in Paris the clay was so sluggish. You want to have an ideal mentality for it, it's not only a tennis matter and I believe you don’t give credit score to it as a lot as it is best to."
In 1973 Higueras confronted the then 16-year-old Bjorn Borg. "After I noticed him so younger, he didn’t stand out for his approach however for his psychological power. I solely noticed it in Rafa Nadal. They’re the strongest two tennis gamers, nicely I’d say sportsmen usually, mentally."
On the time Higueras additionally confronted Ivan Lendl, Jimmy Connors, Guillermo Vilas, John McEnroe, Mats Wilander and Orantes, simply to say somebody. "In these years the highest 10 featured wonderful gamers, all of them have been Grand Slam winners."