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Six-Time Major Champion Reveals The Player To Disrupt Roger Federer, Nadal and Djokovic’s Grand Slam Harmony

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The arrival of a new Grand Slam on the men’s tour is the most-awaited event in the tennis world. For almost a decade now, tennis experts and the world has been predicting the breakthrough of the NextGen. However, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic defy everyone and continue to ace on the tennis courts.

Stefan Edberg, mentioned that NextGen players are on the brink of making their Major breakthroughs.

Former World Number one, Stefan Edberg, mentioned that NextGen players are on the brink of making their Major breakthroughs. He feels Dominic Thiem is the closest of the lot in terms of winning a Major title.

The Austrian ace was a few games away from his first Slam in Melbourne, and in Paris, but fell short.

“He (Thiem) showed he could have won the Australian Open this year very easily. That was a big chance for him. If Rafa wasn’t there, he’s going to win the French Open one day. He’s probably the closest one today, I would say,” Edberg told Eurosport.

Six-time Grand Slam champion Edberg feels Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas are also inching closer to their first Major title. However, he perceives Thiem to be a step ahead of every other young tennis player.

“But at the same time, Zverev has shown a lot of potential, sort of lost track a little bit, but it doesn’t take much to get back on the right track again. Tsitsipas has shown. He’s definitely knocking on the door as well. I probably can add a few others. But Thiem, I would say at the moment,” he added.

He believes the NextGen must win on the Major courts while the ‘Big Three’ of tennis is still on top. It would ensure the evolution of the sport and mark the changing of the guard.

“Over the last 10, 12 years, it’s been three, four players dominating the game. Lately three players and if you look at the last couple of years, they’ve won all the Grand Slams. They’ve been incredible for this sport. It would have been nice to have a new young winner while Novak and Roger and Rafa are still around.”

Edberg feels the process of creating a new Grand Slam champion will take some time, but it is certain to happen.

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Rafael Nadal Says “No Chance” Statement Was “Arrogant” From Novak Djokovic’s Coach

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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 French Open was postponed to September. The cooler conditions at that time didn’t suit Rafael Nadal, and many thought he wouldn’t win. One of those people was Goran Ivanisevic, who said that the Spaniard had ‘no chance’ against Novak Djokovic in the final.

The Former Wimbledon Champion was proved wrong as Rafa thrashed Djokovic 6-0, 6-2, 7-5. It was clearly a one-sided contest and the 20-time Grand Slam champion had his own opinion on Ivanisevic’s comment. He said:

” I swear that I hadn’t heard what Ivanisevic said before the final. Someone told me after. It was a bit arrogant from him. But in fact, the conditions were better for Novak.”

Rafael Nadal trying to end 2020 on a high note

After proving Goran Ivanisevic wrong and winning the French Open, Rafael Nadal equaled the record for the most Grand Slams. This achievement has made 2020 a memorable year for him, and now he can make it even better at the upcoming Paris Masters and ATP Finals.

These are two events that Rafa has never won, and that is largely due to the scheduling. Since these events are played at the end of the year, Nadal has often injured himself before them. However, that is not the case for him in 2020.

Many events were canceled due to the pandemic, and hence, Rafa has not strained his body. He will be arriving at both events in the best of health, which surely going to give him an advantage. This will be his best chance to win both titles, and all of his fans are hoping that he will do so.

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