Toni Kroos plays as a defender for Germany and Real Madrid. Recently, on Twitter, one of his fans asked him who will be next in line after Roger Federer and he replied with a Greek one-hander Stefanos Tsitsipas whom he thinks will be Roger’s successor, recently speaking to Eurosport
Toni also feels that the Germany’s Alexander Zverev is yet to prove himself on the big platform.
“Today I like to watch Stefanos Tsitsipas. If he gets more consistency in his playing, that could be one,” he said.
Kroos said that he is not convinced with the achievement of Alexander Zverev, who has won the most no. of big titles from NextGen’s bunch.
“I have yet to be convinced by Zverev. Of course, as a German, I hope for him. The last person I really liked to watch from a German point of view as a tennis fan was Tommy Haas. Boris was unfortunately too early for me. If you look at the Grand Slams with Sascha, there’s still a bit missing. I can see Tsitsipas just a bit further. And if I had to choose, Tsitsipas plays nicer tennis for me.”
The 30-year-old German footballer, a few years back he believed that the former World No. 3 Grigor Dimitrov would replace Federer and occupy the No. one rank with the victory of ATP World Tour Finals.
“I once leaned quite far out of the window and said: In five years Dimitrov will be the clear number one. How he moves, how he plays, I already liked it very much. But it hasn’t come to that. Maybe I saw more than there was,” Kroos said.
Toni feels that Federer’s legacy is unbeatable in the future. As he is a 20-time Gland Slam winner and his fluidic style of tennis make him different. It would take an era to develop a talent like Federer.