Henri Leconte, who was world number 5 and finalist for Roland Garros 1988, began to miss Big3 on account in an interview for the newspaper The Telegramme: “It is incredible what they have done, we will never see something like that again.”
“There have been superstars in all ages. For example, Borg totally changed tennis and his legacy is authentic. However, now we live in a very virtual world, we have difficulties identifying with something and it is difficult to capture the attention of young people I see young people who can sit for hours in front of a screen. We must hook them into sports. Tennis can be a key tool to instill passion for something, respect and generosity. Those values are embodied by Big 3 and when withdraw, everything will be over. We will live tennis in a virtual and uprooted way, “he assured.
The Frenchman became a fan of the exploits of Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. Precisely he spoke of the latter and his retirement: “Unfortunately, I would not be surprised if the Swiss decided to retire after Wimbledon 2021. It will be a before and after in the history of our sport and will change absolutely everything.”
And finally he was pessimistic about the young people who have been pushing to succeed them: “Zverev, Thiem, Medvedev are great tennis players but people do not realize that the magic will be over when Roger, Rafa and Novak retire. What we will live after that moment it will be something completely different, incomparable with the recent stage, “he argued.