One of the glories of tennis, Martina Navratilova, gave a few words to Sportkeeda, and analyzed the hegemony that the Big3 continues to have in the big tournaments compared to the Next Gen.
Referring to Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev, Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas as banners of the “new wave” he said: “These young players are very good and I think sooner or later they will win big things, but now they are not as good as the Big3. Roger, Rafa and Novak are on another level right now. They are unique”.
And he added clearly: “They still don’t know how to channel the pressure perfectly. When they have a great player in front of them they get nervous and it costs them a little more. These players have to play a little above their level if they want to fight for the big titles. A bad day for them could mean defeat. “
Navratilova even believes that Next Gen they still have a lot to improve: “They have been in the Top Ten for about four or five years and may have already found maturity as tennis players. Still, it is not too late for them to continue improving. As they grow, their confidence will also grow and you end up noticing that mentally. “