The Current age of Men’s tennis has reached an interesting point. The gap between the 3 great players Roger, Rafa , Novak and the younger superstars seems to be closing fast.
In addition to this the Big 3 are also fighting tooth and nail for writing and re-writing history in the sport. We look at the reasons why season 2020 is highly anticipated and could prove historical season in ATP.
The Grand Slam Race
Federer, Nadal and Djokovic are now locked in a tri-valry to finish with most Grand Slams. Rafa with 19 slams now is ever closer to Roger’s 20. With his dominance over Roland Garros still virtually unchallenged and his improvement in the hard court game, the Spaniard looks set to touch and perhaps go past his Swiss rival.
The Serbian Djokovic stands at 16 and is looking great in Grass and Hard courts. At Wimbledon, he snatched victory from Federer’s jaws and he still is the best player at the Australian Open. He could add a couple more next season to further raise his slam count and come nearer to Roger and Rafa.
Federer at 38 looks to old for a slam but he has the habit of proving analysts wrong. With his mastery of over grass where he was an unlucky finalist this year and his all-round complete game, the Swiss could still add 1 or 2 to his already impressive tally of Grand Slams.
The Next-Gen To Rise
The year 2018 saw the younger players frequently challenge the Big 3. The 4 players who did so are Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece, Dominic Thiem of Austria, Daniil Medvedev of Russia and Alexander Zverev of Germany.
These 4 have been coined as future Grand Slam winners by tennis pundits. Medvedev nearly took the US Open crown away from Nadal this year, while Thiem denied Djokovic the place in French finals.
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Tsitsipas and Medvedev have had great hard court performances this year. Thiem could also get 3rd time lucky at the Roland Garros final where he has been denied twice by Rafael Nadal.
It is hoped that Men’s tennis could see a new Grand Slam winner in the year 2020.
Federer May Bid Farewell
Roger Federer has been one of the most popular athletes not only in tennis but in all sport. The Swiss ace still remains the most successful Grand Slam champion in Men’s tennis. At 38 years of age Roger shows no signs of slowdown.
The Swiss made history this year winning his 10th title at the Grass of Halle and the Hard Courts of his home tournament in Basel. However, many believe that 2020 could be the year win Federer bids farewell to Men’s tennis.