Boris Becker recently spoke about life after the likes of Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, saying that things will be very complicated for the younger generation once the two retire. “After Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer everything will be tougher,” Becker assessed.
“It will be complicated to have the same success as two legends did. I always thought that they can dominate in the next years, but winning 20 or 17 Majors…it's unbelievable.” “I don't think that you can repeat what they did.” He then spoke about the upcoming set of players.
“Zverev Kyrgios, Tsitsipas and the Russians Khachanov, Rublev…it's just a matter time before they win their first Major.” Such has been the dominance of the three (Nadal, Federer and Djokovic) that three have won a combined total of 51 Grand Slam titles amongst them.
Djokovic recently won his 6th back to back Grand Slam title since 2011 when he beat Juan Martin Del Potro in straight sets to lift his 3rd US Open title. Djokovic also won the Wimbledon title this year when he defeated South African Kevin Anderson.
Sports Broadcaster Catherine Whitaker felt the futures of the Nadal, Federer and Novak Djokovic were predicted earlier. She said: “Nadal is the one I worry for the most. Roger Federer will go and be a CEO of something, Djokovic will be a politician, (Andy) Murray will be a coach or analyst or campaigner or something.” ALSO READ Lleyton Hewitt disappointed over not having Nick Kyrgios against Austria