‘It is time to kick Roger Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and let…’, says ATP ace

Daniil Medvedev’s triumph on the US Open 2021 could have represented the start of a brand new period. The Large 3 are getting outdated and their programming is getting smaller and smaller, whereas the Subsequent Gen exponents appear to be about to succeed in the highest.

Novak Djokovic has been near the ‘Calendar Grand Slam’ this 12 months, however the #1 ATP will hardly be capable to preserve the identical depth and focus in 2022. The big effort made in current months – coupled with the great insult one step away from the end line – may have repercussions on Nole’s psyche.

Completely different state of affairs for Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, each scuffling with accidents and really removed from the glories of the previous. The Swiss performed a pittance of 13 official matches in all of 2021, whereas the Spaniard restricted himself to seven tournaments earlier than closing the season with a foot drawback.

Throughout a press convention organized on Tuesday in New York, Lloyd Harris – contemporary from an awesome US Open (through which he reached the quarterfinals) – spoke concerning the definitive explosion of the Subsequent Gen.

Harris displays on the Large 3

“It has been some time since cracks have appeared on the Large 3 (Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic).

It has been tough for the youthful technology to entry these Grand Slams. Novak was unstoppable till this final recreation. I simply suppose he bumped into a particularly tough opponent. Daniil has performed nice tennis all through the summer time and is a mirrored image of this new technology.

I’ve identified these guys for a very long time, we have been aggressive within the juniors earlier than and it is good to see us all progressing. Now I feel it is time to kick this Large 3 ’and let the youthful technology take over,” stated the present World thirty first earlier than going additional.

“We’re clearly fierce opponents on the court docket, however I am by no means scared or intimidated by coming onto the court docket in opposition to them. And likewise now, with my current victories, I’ve extra confidence, even in case you face Rafa, Roger or Novak, it’s important to have the conviction to beat them and I do know that I can.

You understand it is going to be a particularly tough recreation and it’s important to be as much as the problem for positive. However that is what we love, we love getting into entrance of the followers, to new stadiums and having these creepy moments going through one among these legends.”

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