Diego Schwartzman is another of the players who are in limbo, among the great veterans of the circuit and the new generations. At 29 years old and the current number 15 in the world, he has no doubts that Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will continue to fight for the great titles of 2022, although the pressure of the New Generation is coming.
The "Peque" considers that the victory of a new player in a Grand Slam was something normal, that, although it had taken time, it was clear that sooner or later he had to arrive. "It can be and it is logical that it will happen.
Perhaps the illogical thing was that every year we asked ourselves how long they were going to hold out winning everything. Maybe this year and a half both Rafa and Roger had some injuries. Djokovic continues at a very high level and everyone continues to be legends who do it in the best way and if they are physically well they are still the best”, he did not hesitate to assure the South American.
In turn, he also spoke about the best NextGen talents: "Afterwards, I think there are many very good players from a very young age, like Rublev, Tsitsipas or Zverev who took a while to mature to make that change."
The 2022 season will bring with it several challenges, with the Big-3 still looking for their last chances to win the Grand Slams and incidentally the new talents, led by Daniil Medvedev, wanting to displace them once and for all.
Fernandez on Federer and Nadal
Leylah Fernandez recently talked about how she wants to channel Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal's energy so that she can make fans happy when they watch her play. "I remember when I was little and I watched Nadal and Federer's matches and I saw how the fans behaved with that kind of attitude," Fernandez said.
"That kind of tennis and that's what I want to bring to the court, the same energy from them, give the fans a smile and they can have a good time looking at my tennis." Fernandez believes she failed to put forth her best tennis against the Brit, but expressed satisfaction at having had a successful run at the US Open.
"Directly when I returned from home I watched the game," the 19-year-old said. "Honestly it was not my best game, I know my level of play and I know that that was not my best day. But I am happy with the way I fought the last two weeks and now to go back to work and improve my tennis game."