Former world no. 4 James Blake spoke about the dominance of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. The American said: "It's been pretty incredible to have three of the greatest players of all time playing in one era.
That makes it tough for anyone outside that group to win Grand Slams. Those top guys are continuing to play at an incredible level. They’re getting better and better as the years go by”. Blake also spoke about the American tennis: “I remember very vividly being asked where the next Agassi, the next Sampras or the next McEnroe would be coming from.
Andy [Roddick] took the brunt of that, which helped the rest of us. I know Andy felt a lot of that pressure. It’s tough because the American men were so dominant in the 70s and 80s and even into the 90s. The fans became so used to Americans being in Grand Slam finals every time.
Now I think there’s the realisation that it’s a much more globalised sport and it becomes more and more difficult for one country to dominate. “In the past, you didn’t have champions from Serbia or from Asian countries.
You didn’t have a lot of other opportunities throughout the world to be successful. It was the power countries of America, Australia, France and England. Now there’s way more globalisation. In general, that’s good for the game”.