Djokovic believes fans still prefer the Big 3 over new stars - "They want to see us fighting for Grand Slam titles"
Following his most recent win in Rome, Novak Djokovic sits alone atop the list of ATP Masters 1000 champions with 36. Additionally, the Serbian came close to winning his 18th Major title at the US Open.
However, the World No.1 has sent out a warning to the young guns and Next Gen stars, claiming that his generation of players still has a lot to offer.
“It was expected to see Dominic Thiem as a Major champion, knowing his quality and that he had already competed in three Major finals before the US Open,” said Djokovic on Thiem's US Open victory.
The reigning Australian Open champion believes that the Big 3, which comprises of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Djokovic himself, have not worn out their welcome on Tour.
“It’s great for tennis in general and our fans, but I think they still want to see me, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal fighting for Major titles in the next couple of years”.
The Big 3 are the only three male players in history to win eight or more singles titles at the same Grand Slam tournament: Nadal with 12 French Open titles, Federer with eight Wimbledon titles, and Djokovic with eight Australian Open titles.