Future of tennis very positive after Federer, Nadal retirement - Farrow

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Future of tennis very positive after Federer, Nadal retirement - Farrow

In a chat to Tennis World USA, the Queen's Tournament Director Stephen Farrow commented on how the future of tennis will look like once Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray will have retired from the professional tennis.

"Those four players are exceptional, the legends of the sport. Seeing other three or four players of the same level as Big Four coming around in the same time is probably unlikely - their consistency and performances are incredible - but the future is very positive.

The Next Generation players are coming, they are getting closer to the crowd, connecting to them through their shots. Denis Shapovalov for example. You have got Stefanos Tsitsipas and Felix Auger-Aliassime, Alex De Minaur, they are exciting to watch and it will take some years for them to win the biggest tournaments but I certainly think that the future of tennis is very bright.

I am interested in seeing how they develop," said Farrow. On Nick Kyrgios's potential, Farrow added: "I thought Nick would win at Queen's last year, he was playing a great tournament and then he lost in the semifinals.

He had also an epic win over Andy Murray. But he is so talented, he has the potential to win most of the tournaments, he has such an exciting game. I would always love to see a player like him in my tournament. Because when he plays great, it's just great to watch."

On the Wimbledon favorites, he concluded: "We have not seen any player competing on grass yet, one year Milos Raonic reached the Queen's final and then the Wimbledon final too. If one does well at Queen's, then he usually does well at Wimbledon.

Novak has reached an unbelievable level at the Australian Open and if he repeats at Wimbledon, it will be difficult to match."