Former Grand Slam champion Boris Becker gives a verdict about ‘ending’ of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic.
Big-three of Tennis has dominated the game for over a decade with only British star Andy Murray proving his worth in consistently competing against them.
The six-time Grand Slam champion, Boris Becker, thinks that the Big-three of Tennis Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, and Rafael Nadal will be ending their careers by the year 2021, which is hardly one year from now.
The departure of the Big-three of Tennis
Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, and Rafael Nadal are still at their prime, proving the factor over and over in lifting the Grand Slams year by year, regularly.
The six-time Grand Slam champion, former German world no.1, feels that soon they will be replaced by the NextGen of men, players like Stefanos Tsitsipas, Dominic Thiem, Daniil Medvedev, and Alexander Zverev will be outplaying them very soon.
“I would like to see Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, and Rafael Nadal still at their best, and being beaten. Maybe 2021 will see the breakthrough of the young guns because they will be a year more experienced, and the older players are another year older,” he told Sky Sports in a talk.
The Big-three of Tennis should be replaced while they are in the final stages of illustrious careers, their dethroning by NextGen will ensure the quality of the sports.
Boris Becker names Dominic Thiem ‘the best’ behind the Big-Three
Dominic has gone proving himself against the liege lords of the game. The Austrian Dominic Thiem has defeated the likes of Nadal and Novak Djokovic in the Grand Slams, and Swiss star Federer in the final at Masters 1000.
“I would like to see the top three still at their best and being beaten. I don’t want the young generation to take over when the top three won’s play anymore. Or are they actually too old? The best player behind the Old Gen is Dominic Thiem. He has experience in Grand Slams finals. He played a very good match against Djokovic in the Australian Open final last January,” he added.
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Former champion likes watching the NextGen plying with dethroning the lead-three of the game.
“I enjoy watching Tsitsipas. Zverev showed that he is very competitive at the Grand Slam level at the Australian Open. I want to see a final between a 22-year-old and a 33-year-old. That would be the best thing for Tennis. I think it’s for the younger generation to step up,” he continued.
On the other hand, a few weeks ago, he said that the pandemic blanket gave an advantage to the OldGen to rest, relax, and restructure their planes after the outbreak, while a ‘lesson missed’ for the NextGen. And that eventually puts the Big-three of Tennis at the victory edge.