Greg Rusedski praises Next Generation: 'They beat Novak Djokovic'

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Greg Rusedski praises Next Generation: 'They beat Novak Djokovic'

The former world No. 4 Greg Rusedski believes that the new younger players can be a threat for Novak Djokovic next year. In an interview to Sky Sports, Rusedski commented on the Alexander Zverev's ATP Finals win over the Serb.

'The final was spectacular, a star is born, and this is exactly what men's tennis needed because going into 2019 we were just saying Djokovic is going to dominate,' said Rusedski. 'But this young generation has managed to beat Djokovic.

The only players he has lost to in the past six months are Stefanos Tsitsipas, Karen Khachanov, and now Zverev. This is what we needed, the next generation to stand up and believe they can beat the very, very best.' On Twitter, Rusedski wrote: 'Spectacular performance from Sacha Zverev tonight beating Novak.

He was just too good. He beat Federer and Djokovic back to back at Atp finals. Don’t believe this has ever happened at this event before. Finally young guns stepping up. 2019 looks very exciting for men’s tennis!' Meanwhile the Croatian Davis Cup team shared their disappointment for not being able to practice at the Pierre Mauroy Stadium until Wednesday.

'It would have been better to have the court one more day,' the Croatian captain Peter Krajan said. 'We cannot do anything about it, it's not our decision, it's ITF and French Federation call, we cannot change it.

We only want to adapt to the situation, they told us that the court would have been similar to the one on which we have been playing since Saturday in Marcq-en-Baroeuil.' Marin Cilic said: 'Obviously, it's not the ideal, rules always need to be the same.

It's a final and the stadium is a big one, so you need time to adapt.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title