The Fab 4 in tennis marked probably the greatest era ever. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray won 53 Grand Slam titles combined since 2003, during a 15-year period, and they keep being at the highest level, except the British player who is coming back after a tough hip injury.
However, the 1987 Wimbledon champion Pat Cash thinks there is one bad aspect looking at their supremacy. 'They've put the bar so high that you can't possibly think everybody can be like that', Cash explained. 'Everyone else looks kind of lame compared to them.
To be number one, you have to be consistent every single week and I couldn't work out what that secret was. You keep saying they've got time on their side but, after a while, you say: 'well, we're getting sick of saying that'.
Taking a rest and having a light schedule is going to be a very important key even more in the future for all of the four players, as they already turned 30. And they can be examples for other players as well, according to the seven-time Grand Slam winner John McEnroe: 'I think that's why a bunch of the other top players are taking this extended break.
But there aren't a whole lot of Roger Federers around, so don't bank on that happening. That's the plan and we'll see if any of those guys can execute the plan as well as Federer.' ALSO READ: Mirka Vavrinec and her love story with a sultan before Roger Federer