Greg Rusedski: The big three are not going anywhere

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Greg Rusedski: The big three are not going anywhere

Greg Rusedski feels that the next generation of tennis players are yet to prove themselves and need to be more assertive to break the Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer dominance. Rusedski, the former British No 1, said: “These three guys are not going anywhere until the youngsters say: ‘I want to take this away from you.’” “If they are winning Slams and doing as well as they are, why are they gonna go anywhere? I wouldn’t.

These young players have got to start taking it away from the Big Three. But you’re talking about three of the greatest players in history: 20 Slams, 18 Slams, and 15 Slams”. He further added, “There are two youngsters who are very impressive and I like their attitude.

First, there’s Tsitsipas - but he needs to improve his serve for the grass courts. Then there is Felix Auger-Aliassime, but he needs to get a better second serve. He’ll do that, he’s only 18 years”. “But what’s intriguing is that all three have always got better.

It’s the lifestyle, the belief, they don’t have the scar tissue, they’re just incredible. In my generation, we had ten guys who thought they could win Slams. I like the attitude of Tsitsipas coming out saying I need to take this away from these guys.

That’s what I want to see the younger generation do. Right now, these guys are just better than them”. He then spoke about Nadal, saying, “Rafa has been phenomenal. It’s the best I’ve ever seen him play on grass. I pick Rafa to get to the final against Novak”.