After Wimbledon, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic were caught off guard.
For years, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic have ruled men’s tennis, but that may be changing.
According to Boris Becker, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic will be startled by the swift development of some of the next generation of men’s tennis players. Federer, who is in the twilight of his career, struggled to create an impression at Wimbledon.
Alexander Zverev, Dominic Thiem, and Denis Shapovalov, according to Becker, might all make a huge impact soon.
Djokovic won Wimbledon in four sets after defeating Italian Matteo Berrettini in the final.
The Serbian is on pace for a calendar Grand Slam, and he might add Olympic gold in Tokyo to cement his status as the greatest of all time.
However, Becker believes that the men’s tennis environment is set to change.
“I’m hesitant to tell him what to do because one thing I’ve learned about tennis is that you’re ultimately on your own,” Becker said.
“You can be supported and receive off-court assistance, but the sport places you in a position where you are alone out there.
“It’s a mental challenge, and only he will know how it felt to lose that 6-0 set.
“After what occurred this week, which I believe was a shock to him, I have a hunch he (Roger Federer) may not be back at Wimbledon this time next summer.
“Not just to Roger, since the pace of change at the top of the men’s game has been quick this year, and it will have surprised Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Rafael Nadal, albeit for different reasons.”
Federer has since withdrawn from the Tokyo Olympics in order to focus on his health and maximize his future potential.
The tennis legend explained his choice on social media.
“Unfortunately, I had a setback with my knee during the grass-court season, and I have accepted that I will have to retire from the Tokyo Olympic Games,” he added.
“I am deeply sad, as representing Switzerland has always been a privilege and a pleasure of my career.
“I’ve already started my recovery in the aim of getting back on the road later this summer.
“I wish the entire Swiss squad the best of luck, and I shall be cheering them on from afar.” Brinkwire Summary News