Patricio Apey, the agent and advisor of Greek tennis star Stefanos Tsitsipas, says that the younger generation are capable of beating the Big Three but need to do the same consistently at the Grand Slams in order to break their dominance at the majors.
In an exclusive interview to Tennis365.com, Apey says, “There are a few players that are already beating the Big Three throughout the year. The big question is when (not if) they can do so in Grand Slams, which is the big question.
Stefanos beating Roger in Australia last year was a big step rather than beating him or Nadal or Djokovic in Masters 1000 titles, which is also important but now the young guys need to make their mark in the Grand Slams. Exciting times ahead for tennis”.
Apey has also worked with former World No. 1 Andy Murray in the past and says he is impressed by the Scot's love for the sport as Murray continues to attempt a comeback from a second hip surgery and other injuries. "What has been made clear by Andy is his love for the sport of tennis.
One of the most admirable qualities that I saw in Andy from a young age, was that he has never ever been motivated by money, rather his love of the game and his deep-rooted desire to compete and win. The majority of players that face such serious injuries simply give up.
It is much easier to do so. However, as Andy has proven, without owing anybody an explanation as to why, is that he has a never-ending, burning desire to compete. It is as if he wants to pay respect to his sport to give absolutely everything he has to give and he serves as a great inspiration to younger generations as to how to go about competing, and respecting the competition of his sport. I only hope that he stays in tennis in some capacity when he retires – the sport will be better for it”.