Novak Djokovic won three of the four Grand Slams this year, and was a finalist in the fourth. And, again, there are those who think that his time is over. So claims the legendary Australian tennis player Todd Woodbridge, one of the best doubles players of all time.
He only gives Novak a chance to take some Grand Slam trophies, but he doesn't believe that he will dominate as before. "The era of the big three Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic is over. Novak may win another Grand Slam or two, but it will be very difficult for him now because the younger generation has become capable of winning trophies and no longer has complexes from him.
Now, things in tennis will completely change," Woodbridge believes. The Australian thinks that it would be best for Novak if Nadal returned to his former form, that would be his biggest challenge. "I don't believe that Djokovic will fall so quickly, because he is still capable of winning the 21st Grand Slam.
But it would be best if Nadal could continue to challenge him because Novak needs such motivation. It will be harder for Djokovic if Rafa and Roger do not return to their former level. " According to Woodbridge, a generational change in tennis is inevitable.
"Everything goes very fast in sports. New stories are being written, new dramas are coming. "This US Open will be a line that will divide the period before and after it in tennis", Woodbridge is sure.
Lloyd Harris on the new generations
The name of Lloyd Harris caught the eye of tennis fans this year, as he achieved the best results in his career, reaching two ATP finals.
And we will hear more about the South African if he manages to put the big words into action since he says that the time has come for a change of generations in the world of tennis and that the time has come for Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer to go down in history.
"A new generation is knocking on the door. If you look at the top 50 now, there are now more young players among them than ever in the last 20 years." "Auger Aliassime had a great series at the US Open, as well as Hurkacz, Ruud won three titles this year ...
I have known these guys for a long time, from my junior days, and it is nice to see how they are progressing." "I think it's time to send the Big Three into history and take the helm of world tennis," Harris said.
The tall South African also commented on the finals of the US Open. "Novak was unstoppable this season until the last match. I think he encountered an extremely difficult opponent that day. Danil played very good tennis throughout the summer and he is a symbol of that new generation," Lloyd Harris pointed out.