Novak Djokovic: 'I hope new faces win big titles after my retirement'

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Novak Djokovic: 'I hope new faces win big titles after my retirement'

Novak Djokovic commented on the French Open men's and women's singles draws that now feature four semifinalists each. The Belgrade native said: "Apart from myself, I would love to see big surprises, to be honest with you.

(Laughter.) You know, it's tough for me to compare now the women's and the men's tournament or in general. I mean, Serena, you know, has been so dominant over the years. But obviously she hasn't been playing as much, and she hasn't been as consistent, which is normal, I mean, of course, after so many years of great success.

And then after her, you know, obviously you have players like Simona Halep, Sloane Stephens, and Muguruza a couple of times Grand Slam winner, that, you know, people are kind of looking for who is the next dominant women's tennis player? But there are more players in the mix, I guess.

There are young ones like Anisimova from today, and Vondrousova, which is the first time that I personally see them play on the highest level, and it's great. I think it's really great for the sport to see new faces.

I'm sure that people are also excited and looking forward to seeing some, you know, new champions of Grand Slams, and I guess big tournaments on the men's side, as well. Hopefully, that will come after I finish my career. (Laughter.)"