Tim Henman: ‘Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are at a different level’


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Tim Henman: ‘Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are at a different level’

Great Britain ATP Cup captain Tim Henman spoke to Sky Sports about the dominance of the Big Three and listed the Next Gen players that “are knocking on the door”. "I think that if you look at the men's game you're still looking at the top three and then the rest.

Federer, Nadal and Djokovic are at a different level," said the captain of the team that suffered a heartbreaking loss against Australia at the quarter-final of the ATP Cup as they wasted four match points in the decisive doubles.

"You've got this younger generation that are knocking on the door and Tsitsipas has obviously made a big stride winning the ATP Finals, Alexander Zverev has been close before while Dominic Thiem has played very well this year,” he added.

"Can Denis Shapovalov or Felix Auger Aliassime progress? Can Nick Kyrgios get his head straight? Can Andy Murray get back into the mix?” "That is the reality. Those top three, in my opinion, are the clear favourites for all of the Slams next year," Henman concluded.

The former World No. 4, can boast having beat Roger Federer six times, defeating the Swiss in their first four encounters, and leading their head to head 6-1 before losing their last six matches in a row. However Henman, who reached six Grand Slam semi-finals, has never upset neither Rafael Nadal (0-2) nor Novak Djokovic (0-1), although their meetings were in 2006, the penultimate year of the Briton’s career.