Another tennis year has almost gone and the veteran players won almost all the main titles. Roger Federer triumphed at the Australian Open, Rafael Nadal at the French Open, Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon and US Open. Djokovic admitted that the younger players are struggling to make a breakthrough.
'The new generation of tennis players, they bring a lot of power in their game, especially with the serve. I think Zverev, you know, Coric, Khachanov, big, big servers. Physically they're also very strong. Seems like they physically mature a lot, maybe quicker than maybe my generation did', said the 31-year-old.
'But I guess it takes them maybe mentally more time to put things together and emotionally than our generation. But at the same time, you know, Nadal, Federer and I, Andy, I mean, Stan, this kind of generation has dominated the sport for the last 10 years in terms of Grand Slams, and del Potro, of course.
It's definitely not easy for the Next Gen to break through there. But eventually it's going to happen. One of them will win a slam But I think overall it's good for our sport to see new faces, like Tsitsipas and the players I mentioned already, that he won now the Next Gen final in Milan, that is completely different competition, where lots of experimental new changes were tested that possibly can be on our tour, as well.
I think we are headed in the right direction because we need to somehow attract the younger generation to our sport. We definitely need some changes.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title