Old and new rivalries could highlight 2020 that promises to be full of surprises and emotions. It will be a season that will have as its main theme the historical, epic rivalry between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. The Swiss is still a record man with 20 Slams.
Nadal chases him at 19 Majors. It will be an exciting challenge, perhaps the pinnacle of their rivalry. The Big Three will also be involved in the other two challenges: Roger Federer vs. Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal vs. Novak Djokovic.
Two rivalries that will surely characterize the next season, because Nole (at 16 Slams) want to reach the Swiss and the Spaniard. On clay, I think this year the most important rivalry will be between Nadal and Dominic Thiem.
The Austrian is the true heir of the Spaniard on clay-courts, and their rivalry may inflame the next clay-swig. Attention to a new rivalry that could be born just this year and that could be the basis of the near future: Stefanos Tsitsipas vs.
Daniil Medvedev. They are comfortable on fast surfaces: age and ambitions coincide and perhaps this year could be the beginning of their rivalry. Alexander Zverev and Nick Kyrgios would be among them. It would be finally nice to be able to see these four young players being able to compete and rival each other at high levels.
A come back from Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka, Marin Cilic, Kevin Anderson, Kei Nishikori, Milos Raonic and Grigor Dimitrov at high levels would add further pepper to a season already full of charm. Serena Williams against all the others.
Here, it is not really a rivalry but a real possibility. The real rivalries, which would also concern the near future, could arise among Naomi Osaka, Ashleigh Barty and Bianca Andreescu. These three girls have all the skills to be able to start domination and a rivalry among them.
WTA Tour would need a strong rivalry like that between Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams. Serena will rival Simona Halep. 2020 will be the craziest season in recent years. The old rivalries will find their climax, just as new feuds could arise among young tennis players, which could inflame crowds and fans for years to come.