Daniil Medvedev, world number two, assured that he still does not dare to retire the “Big Three” of world tennis, made up of the Spanish Rafael Nadal, the Serbian Novak Djokovic and the Swiss Roger Federer.
“It is the best generation in the history of tennis. Nobody can come close to the results they have achieved,” he said at a telematic press conference in Moscow.
The winner of the last US Open recalled that of the last 20 Grand Slam those three tennis players have all won “except two or three.”
“I dare not speak of a generational change in tennis”He added, and stressed that Djokovic at 34 showed in 2021 that “he can beat everyone.”
Medvedev, who resides in Monaco, stressed, for example, that Djokovic, who won three of the four Grand Slam this year, deserves to finish the season as number one in the world.
At the same time, he acknowledged that it is “logical” that Nadal, Federer and Djokovic cede their place at the top of the racket sport to other younger tennis players: “It would be foolish to deny it. It is natural. It is not something I decide. It is an evidence. They age and now it is easier to play against them, “he said.
Looking ahead, he commented that his goal is “Keep training hard every day to be a better tennis player and win any tournament I play, Grand Slam or not. I want to win more Grand Slam. I also want to be number one and be at the top of tennis for many years. But you can’t win every tournament, it’s impossible, “he explained.