“What emerges in him is great,” Novak Djokovic admits his generation is ‘running out’ and passes the baton to Carlos Alcaraz

Novak Djokovic rates Carlos Alcaraz as the next big thing in the tennis industry now that his time is coming to a close.


“What emerges in him is great,” Novak Djokovic admits his generation is ‘running out’ and passes the baton to Carlos Alcaraz

Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz during a training session together. (credits: Tennis365)

There has been a generational shift in the tennis industry for quite some time now, as past stars are bidding the sport goodbye as new young prospects are trying to make a name for themselves. 

With a few players from previous decades still going strong and building their legacy, World No. 1 Novak Djokovic commented on the fact that it is finally time for players like him to pass on the baton.

In a recent interview with Eurosport, Djokovic talked about how he, along with his longtime rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, once used to rule the tennis world. 

But now, with the growing age, more and more stars have fallen out, as he rated Carlos Alcaraz as the next big thing in the tennis industry. He feels that the Spaniard has it in himself to go all the way and is going to take their place for the next ten to fifteen years.

Djokovic talked about how generation shifts.

He(Alcaraz) will be one of the great leaders of this sport for the next 10-15 years and, definitely, we will continue to see many things from him in the biggest tournaments. Nadal didn't play in 2023, Federer retired. Our generation is running out, but what emerges in Alcaraz is great
He said

Novak Djokovic talks about a new tennis prospect who could take over tennis in the future

Novak Djokovic is a player who is very difficult to impersonate after all he has done for the sport and the amount of contribution he has made to the game.

However, the Serbian feels that there is an upcoming Serbian who can soon go on to achieve the same amount of brilliance that he has achieved in the past. Novak has been training a 20-year-old Serbian tennis prospect named Hamad Medjedovic, who recently won the Nitto ATP Next Gen Finals

Hamad Medjedovic after winning the ATP Next Gen Finals title. (credits: Eurosport)

Novak has stood as a true teacher behind the back of Medjedovic since 2021, helping him both on and off the court. Even Medjedovic’s father agreed that Nole was trying to help his son achieve great things in an interview back in 2022.

Djokovic believes in the phrase transferring knowledge from one person to another, as he dreams of seeing Medjedovic accomplish the same amount of success that he has in the last two decades. 

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