Currently, my brother’s boss Alexander Zverev, former world number 25 Mischa Zverev recently made a bold statement about the new generation of players that have crossed the tennis scene. With the average age of players in ATP Finals 2021 under the age of 25 in the presence of a 34-year-old Novak Djokovic, Mischa believes that a new quartet of Big-4 is speeding up.
The name Big-4 was originally given to the group Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Djokovic during their dominance in the 2010s. These four players dominated a series of majors and other tournaments, throughout the decade, all four became world No.1s and won them. all Slams during the decade except 3 with Stan Wawrinka win two and Marin Cilic win once.
However, with Murray and Federer in a row with injuries, the quartet have played very few tournaments together and with the new generation of players entering the profession, there has been good competition from veterans.
“In my opinion, the new Big 4 includes Djokovic, Medvedev, Sascha and Tsitsipas. That’s just my feeling. Of course, this can always change. Don’t forget Tsitsipas on this list, he’s been incredibly strong in the first half of the year. I also think that someone like Rublev can annoy other players.
“We also have to wait and see how things play out for Nadal next year. Will he come back or not? How did he play in the clay court season? ‘ said Mischa Zverev.
Novak Djokovic holds the Big-4 flag flying high
While Murray and Federer missed quite a bit of competition, Novak went on massively and accelerated to reach the 20 Grand Slam milestone on par with Federer and Nadal. During the 2020 season, Djokovic won Australian Open while Nadal holds France is open Again. With Wimbledon being canceled due to the pandemic, at the US Open, Dominic Thiem became the first player born in the 1990s to win a Slam.
Djokovic starts the 2021 season with 17 Slams to his name and ends with 20 as he wins all the Slams except US Open 2021 where he came in second Daniil Medvedev, who became only the 4th player to win another Grand Slam title with the original Big-4.
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