“He’s still the man to beat,” Novak Djokovic surpasses ‘young’ Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner in a bid for greatness as Tim Henman reveals his bias

Tim Henman believes that Carlos Alcaraz, Jannik Sinner, and Emma Raducanu are the ones to watch out this season.


“He’s still the man to beat,” Novak Djokovic surpasses ‘young’ Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner in a bid for greatness as Tim Henman reveals his bias

Novak Djokovic is still the favorite of many amidst rise of the next generation (Via Imago)

Over the past decade, it has been Novak Djokovic stealing many headlines in the sport of tennis. People have retired and new youngsters have made their mark, but Djokovic is the one constant in the sport, who continues his longevity. 

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As Sky Sports launches its first dedicated tennis channel, Tim Henman highlighted some players that have excited him so far. Topping his list are the two young guns, Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner, who have been nothing short of remarkable over the last two years.

While the Spaniard took off like a rocket and won two Grand Slam titles before 2024, Sinner was the most improved player who entered the new year to win his first major title. 

If Alcaraz and Sinner stay injury-free, they're going to play each other a lot in the biggest and best tournaments.
Henman on Sky Sports

Henman believes that with the kind of form the youngsters are in, he expects them to face each other a lot more in the future, but still, Novak Djokovic is the man to beat. Sinner did beat Djokovic at the Australian Open, but the Serbian is still strong at No.1 and is the man to beat. 

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Djokovic is still the player to beat. He won three of the four majors last year

Tim Henman believes that Novak Djokovic and Aryna Sabalenka will take a lot of beating this year

Speaking on Sky Sports, Tim Henman shared his thoughts on the current situation in tennis. He also reckons that Novak Djokovic and Aryna Sabalenka will take some beating this year. 

Emma Raducanu
Emma Raducanu (Via Imago)

Djokovic, having won three out of four Grand Slam titles last year, makes him a prime target for many people. The same goes for Sabalenka, who is in the form of her life. Djokovic may have lost in the semi-finals of AO, but Sabalenka made it past the many women to stand tall, having successfully defended her Australian Open title. 

Furthermore, Henman also believes that Emma Raducanu’s return can be a possible highlight of the year. He said,

It's been massively exciting to see Raducanu back on the court in 2024. She's only played two tournaments, but I've been very impressed with her. 

While the Brit hasn’t gone past the second round in all the tournaments, she has played on return, Henman has been impressed with the former US Open winner. After an Abu Dhabi second-round loss against Ons Jabeur, the Brit gears up for another tournament at the Qatar Open. 

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