It’s almost been 3 decades, the trinity of tennis, i.e BIG 3 [Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic] have ruled the world of tennis. Whether it be hard, clay, or grass the BIG 3 has secured 56 slams among themselves.
Where it is next to impossible to break these three glass towers, the best coach in the world simultaneously stated that the NextGen will happen soon.
Coming back on the topic, it might be possible that the hardcourt Slam might see a rising star but the claycourt will continue to be ruled by the ultimate the ‘King of Clay’ that is former World No.1 Rafael Nadal for quite some time.
Patrick told UBI Tennis, “At Roland Garros, it will be difficult, I heard that there’s a Spanish guy (Rafael Nadal) who’s gonna play again. Probably, like every year we start Roland Garros and were know who’s gonna win. And just don’t know against whom.”
Patrick then added up his views on US Open witnessing a new champion.
“At US Open this year, there might be chance to witness a new champion as Roger has ruled out, Rafa is preparing of the European clay-court swing and Novak is yet to decide his participation. However, in the recent Slams, the NextGen were just a few games away from making their Grand Slam breakthrough.”
“On the US Open it will defend if Rafa and Roger are not going to play, and I don’t know about Novak, he was unclear about it. If they don’t play we will certainly have a new winner. Well, I mean you know it can happen, some guys are getting closer and closer. Thiem was closer at Australian Open against Novak, Medvedev was close at US Open against Rafa,” Patrick continued.
Mouratoglou then further mentioned, “In this era, it is most difficult thing to win a Grand Slam in the history of the sport. You have to beat atleast two of the three strongest player ever. Take Tsitsipas to Melbourne last year, he beat Federer and lost to Nadal, but if he won he would have to beat Djokovic too! It will happen, but it is extremely difficult.”