In an interview to CNN, Rafael Nadal commented on the Big Three dominance and the Next Generation. Nadal, who won 17 Majors, dominated the new Millennium with Roger Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam champion, and Novak Djokovic, a 14-time.
Nadal said: 'For a long time, we have been very consistent. The previous generation probably, they were not enough good. But now, yes, in my opinion, we have a new generation that is very good. It is just a question of time, that's my feeling.
It's just about time that they are going to win grand slams. [Alexander] Zverev, [Dominic] Thiem, [Stefanos] Tsitsipas, [Denis] Shapovalov, [Karen] Khachanov, [Andrey] Rublev, all these guys are good. [Nick] Kyrgios, [Alex] De Minaur.
All these guys are good, very good. So they are going to be there and they are going to fight for important things for probably the next five, six years.' On the Djokovic's comeback to the highest level, Nadal added: 'He is too good to not be back.
He did well, he held the passion in the tough moments, and he held the spirit of work when he had some tough moments in the beginning of the season. And then he started, the confidence came back, and Novak is back to his normal level.' Nadal lost to Kevin Anderson in three sets in Abu Dhabi, which was the only match played by the Spaniard this year at the Mubadala Tennis as he withdrew from the third-place final against Karen Khachanov.