Published on May 18, 2022 at 11:35 a.m. by The editorial workers
Between them, Nadal, Federer and Djokovic dominated the tennis world for fifteen years. Today we're getting nearer and nearer to the end with a brand new technology knocking on the door.
They are three of the best sportsmen in historical past: Nadal, Federer and Djokovic, extra generally often known as the Big 3, have imposed unchallenged domination on the tennis planet for greater than fifteen years. They mix between them greater than 250 titles and greater than 60 Grand Slams. Today, the three monsters are nearer to the end of their profession than the start. Although he plans to try one other comeback this season, Roger Federer is 40 years previous. The Swiss has been troubled for a number of years by a knee harm which pressured him to bear three operations. Rafael Nadal Still holding up at an excellent stage at 35, however his foot harm is bothering him increasingly. Despite an operation final summer season, the Majorcan is struggling increasingly and he not hides it. He even talked about that sooner or later his physique may not bear such persistent ache. Novak Djokovic appears to be probably the most spared of the three from accidents and for good motive the Serb is the youngest. At 34, he nonetheless produces very excessive stage tennis which permits him to at the moment nonetheless be the world #1 within the ATP rating. But a brand new technology of proficient gamers is prepared to take over.
Daniil Medvedev, the Tsar
It might be the one which comes closest to these three, the one which has confirmed probably the most. At 26, Medvedev has 13 titles on the ATP circuit together with 4 Masters 1000, the Masters and 1 US Open. This final title might be the nice turning level of his profession, the second when he struck down Novak Djokovic within the remaining of theU.S. Open 2021 3 units to 0. A tennis lesson inflicted by the Russian on the Serb. On February 28, 2022, he grew to become the second participant to dethrone the large 3 from 1st place on the planet since February 2, 2004. The different participant who had achieved this feat was none aside from Andy Murray.
Stefanos Tsitsipas, the native of Athens
Trained on the Academy Mouratoglouthe Greek has confirmed himself on the circuit since 2016 the place he already has 8 titles to his credit score, together with 2 Masters 1000 and the Masters. Tsitsipas is one of the few gamers of the brand new technology to have a one-handed backhand, which contributes to his reasonably atypical aspect. His best second stays the defeat within the remaining of Roland Garros 2021 dealing with Novak Djokovic in 5 units when he was main 2 units to 0, a second that may depart him with lots of regrets. At solely 23 years previous, Stefanos Tsitsipas beat twice every Nadal, Federer and Djokovic in his younger profession. The future seems to be brilliant for the younger Greek.
Carlos Alcaraz, the longer term Nadal
A local of El Palmar, a village close to Murcia in southeastern Spain, Carlos Alcaraz is the rising star of world tennis. At solely 19 years previous, he walks on water in 2022. He explodes within the eyes of most people through theU.S. Open 2021 the place he creates the feeling by eliminating the world quantity 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas within the third spherical throughout a battle of 5 units and 4h11 of play. That day, he wrote historical past by turning into the youngest participant to beat a world prime 3 since Michael Chang in 1989. It was through the Madrid Masters 1000 that he shocked the tennis world by overcoming Rafael Nadal within the quarter-finals after which Novak Djokovic within the semi-finals in three units. Two massive fights in opposition to two of one of the best gamers of all time gained mentally. Carlos Alcaraz grew to become the very first participant in historical past to defeat Nadal and Djokovic in the identical match on clay. Two nice feats at simply 19 years previous which allowed him to be a part of the highest 10 of the ATP rating. He grew to become the youngest participant to break into the highest 10 since Rafael Nadal in 2005. 597th worldwide as of April 8, 2019, Carlos Alcaraz now factors to sixth place within the ATP rankings.
🗣 Nadal: “You can't ask these questions about Alcaraz every day. Let's enjoy his career. Stop comparing him to me, if he can win 25 Grand Slams it will be great for him and our country but don't don't add pressure and let him have fun.” pic.twitter.com/4dcfLBoS4t
— Universe Tennis 🎾 (@UniversTennis) May 11, 2022