"The era of 'Big Three' is over" believes doubles legend Todd Woodbridge
The era of the big three is slowly coming to an end as the once-powerful triumvirate of Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer is not at its peak anymore. That is at least according to doubles tennis legend Todd Woodbridge who believes the three aces of the game of tennis won't be as dominant anymore. Speaking after Djokovic's US Open final defeat he said:
"I feel that the era of the 'Big Three' is over. Novak may still win one or two more majors, but there's a feeling that this younger generation now sees themselves as Grand Slam winners."
Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are playing less and less due to injury with both battling chronic injuries that are very hard to heal. Federer has persistent knee issues which is a red flag for any tennis player let alone one who is as old as Federer is. Nadal has a foot injury that completely derailed his 2021 season.
Novak Djokovic is still playing at this peak and while the Serbian might win a few more majors as Woodbridge noted it's hard to see him be as dominant as he was before. The younger players know they are capable of beating them as Medvedev and Zverev proved recently and they will only get better.