The tennis players who are part of the so-called NextGen have taken a giant step this season in their particular battle to end the ‘Big Three’ dynasty formed by Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic as shown by the US Open conquered by Daniil Medvedev and the Nitto ATP Finals and the gold in the Olympic Games achieved by Alexander Zverev.

However, the world of tennis believes that, despite these achievements, the players of the new generation are not yet ready to establish themselves as references of world tennis, since the shadow of Djokovic, Nadal and Federer is very long and still has a lot jerk between fans.

One of those who has most questioned this fact has been the former commentator and former Davis Cup captain of the United States Patrick McEnroe, who in statements to The New York Times made this forceful statement. “The biggest problem for tennis is that if I put myself in the shoes of ESPN or the USTA it is that, to be honest, these guys at this moment do not move the standard of tennis like the old ones. They do not sell the same tickets the first week at the US Open as if Nadal, Federer and Djokovic have done it “

However, McEnroe does trust the progress of Alexander Zverev, whom he sees lifting a Grand Slam title. “I feel like it’s inevitable that Zverev will win a Grand Slam. I’ve seen him knocking on the door for the last two years and now he’s knocked it down.”


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