"Next four ready to take over" believes Daniil Medvedev
The era of the big three has dominated tennis for close to 15 years but Daniil Medvedev is sure a takeover is coming soon.
Daniil Medvedev lost to Alexander Zverev in the ATP Finals and many feel the final signals what is sure to come in the next few years and that's a takeover by the younger generations. It's only natural as Djokovic himself is getting up there in age with Medvedev, Zverev, Tsitsipas, and Thiem ready to step it. The four have been dubbed the 'next four' and asked a possible takeover in the future Medvedev said:
“When there was (Bjorn) Borg and (John) McEnroe, when they were close, finished their careers, everybody was like, ‘tennis is over, we won’t ever have any great players, it’s finished. We did have some. (Pete) Sampras, (Andre) Agassi, they were at the top. (When) Sampras retired, (it was like again people were thinking) ‘Okay, tennis is over.’"
“Then we had Novak, Roger and Rafa. If you asked just before they came, everybody would say, ‘Well, tennis will not be interesting anymore.’ It’s the same here. Tennis is a great sport, so I don’t see why our generation would miss on something. Of course, maybe we don’t (win) 20 grand slams (each), yet nobody did before Roger, Rafa and Novak, so they were (all in a way) also worse than them... It’s definitely not going to be shameful (if we win less).”