Becker: "We got used to talking only about Roger Federer, Nadal and Djokovic"



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Becker: "We got used to talking only about Roger Federer, Nadal and Djokovic"

The Big 3 have been the main attraction on the men's circuit over the past decade and a half. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have broken most of the records, as well as being paired at 20 Grand Slams each.

The Serbian phenomenon had a great chance to overtake his eternal rivals at the US Open last Sunday, but he gave up clearly in the final against the Russian Daniil Medvedev. The number 1 in the world remains the one with the greatest chances of winning other majors, even if the competition of the Next Gen is starting to be felt also for the 34-year-old from Belgrade.

Roger and Rafa, on the other hand, are very far from the glories of the past, due to their age and the numerous physical problems that have plagued them in recent months. The Swiss had to have his right knee operated for the third time, while the Spaniard is trying to resolve a foot injury that has limited him to seven tournaments in all of 2021.

Both are expected to return to action in 2022. In a lengthy Eurosport interview, former German champion Boris Becker illustrated how fans and insiders need to get used to new faces. Becker said: "Logically, Novak Djokovic will continue to play an important role next year as well.

I hope that Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will recover as soon as possible and return to competition, but it cannot be denied that there are now many young players on the launching pad. Just think of players like Alcaraz, Rune, Sinner, Auger-Aliassime, without forgetting of course Alexander Zverev, Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas.

All of these guys are poised to dominate men's tennis in the next few years. There will be great uncertainty, we will no longer have just three names. For 15 years we have only talked about Federer, Nadal and Djokovic, because they have won everything and have broken all kinds of records.

Now we have to get used to talking about the tennis players of the new generation, so that even the fans are passionate about their stories."

NETFLIX announces Untold, Mardy Fish's mental health documentary

In a year that highlighted the mental health problems of the tennis player Naomi Osaka, who was even forced to retire at the Roland Garros after a furious dispute with the media, she tries and will try to do more.

Also for this reason NETFLIX has officially announced the launch of the documentary series Untold, the docuseries divided into five episodes where the story of Mardy Fish is told and how the former American tennis player has overcome his mental health problems.

The docuseries sees the former tennis player as the protagonist but also involves the stories of other athletes from the world of sport who have had difficulties during their career. Characters like Caitlyn Jenner, Christy Martin.

Mardy Fish is an American tennis player who achieved some success starting in the early 2000s. He has won six titles and reached the number 7 ranking in the world as Best Ranking. The silver medal won at the 2004 Athens Olympics probably represents the high point of his career.

However, Fish's career was put at serious risk due to mental salilitis issues and during this series Fish talks about anxiety and panic attacks and in 2012, when the tennis player was still in top condition, he had the first attacks of cardiac arrhythmia with a situation that seemed very serious indeed.

Fish was terrified and his panic attacks mostly occurred before every big match in the various tournaments. Mardy officially announced his retirement in 2015 after a good but painful career. The problem of mental health has taken hold again in the tennis world in recent months thanks to the Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka; her problem and her doubts have again brought to the fore the need to talk and try to solve this problem as athletes tend not to open up on internal emotions and see being hit in every match. NETFLIX will release the first episode of the series on August 10, 2022.