Tennis fans around the world, I mean die hard tennis fans have been blessed by extremely good quality tennis over the past decade.
In the last ten years, Grand Slam championship circuit has been dominated by The Big Three: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
Note that all these players are over the age of 30.
Roger Federer is 36 years old, turning 37 next month (August), he has 20 Grand Slam Titles under his belt and 98 career titles G.O.A.T, yet he is still making Grand Slam finals. (Roger Federer won his first Grand Slam in 2003 – 22 years old)
Rafael Nadal won his first Grand Slam when he was 19 years old. He has 17 Grand Slam Titles.
Novak Djokovic, 2018 Wimbledon champion has 13 Slams.
2017 Grand Slam winners:
Roger Federer (35) – Australian Open
Rafael Nadal (31) – French Open
Roger Federer (35) – Wimbledon
Rafael Nadal (31) – US Open
2018 Grand Slam winners:
Roger Federer (36) – Australian Open
Rafael Nadal (32) – French Open
Novak Djokovic (31) – Wimbledon
Unlike Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have at least three to four years of tennis in them, this will make life difficult for the next generation star to break the down the barriers in the next few years.
The current crop of young tennis players can’t seem to find a way to win Grand Slams. What could be the problem?
Below we look at the possible future tennis stars to take over from the Big Three.
So who is the next tennis super star?
• Nick Kyrgios age 23, turned Pro in 2013.
• Alexander Zverev age 20, currently World Number 3.
• Grigor Dimitrov age 26, semi finalist in Wimbledon 2014, Australian Open semi finalist in 2017.
• Dominic Thiem age 25, world number 4
• Pablo Carreno Busta age 27, world number 13, very strong on clay.