The new NextGen has a number of more than outstanding talents, but which one has the most potential? Although all the reflectors are on the Spanish Carlos Alcaraz, who at less than 20 years old already occupies the first place in the ATP ranking and has a Grand Slam to his credit, there are also other great talents of the same age as the Canadian. Felix Auger-Aliassime, the Danish Holger Rune and the Italian Jannik Sinner who seem not to be left behind.
One of the great historical and current references of the ‘white sport’, the Serbian Novak Djokovic, referred precisely to the issue of who is the best talent of the new NextGen. “I feel that each generation has great talents to offer.
What Alcaraz has done this past season has been extremely impressive and historic for our sport, for which he certainly deserves praise. He is number one in the world, there is no higher peak to climb and he has already won a Grand Slam.
We will be seeing a lot of Alcaraz and Rune in the future. There is also Felix, who has been playing the tennis of his life in recent months. (Lorenzo) Musetti is also gaining confidence,» said the winner of 21 Grand Slams.
“It’s good for tennis because, in addition to being great tennis players, they have a great personality, good character, guys who know and respect the game. It seems that men’s tennis is in good hands for the future.
I am sure that (Rafael) Nadal and I will try to spoil it for I don’t know how long, but we will try», he added in statements collected by ‘Punto de Break’. Djokovic is a unique talent who has managed to stay intact and, at 35, He starts as a favorite in all the tournaments in which he appears.
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Djokovic has big ambitions
Speaking on Eurosport 11 days before the start of the Australian Open, Mats Wilander named Novak Djokovic as the big favorite for this 2023 edition, without much surprise.
And the Swede explains why, in his opinion, the Serb is on loan. “I don’t think we’ve ever seen a tennis player so hungry in terms of wanting revenge or winning matches. I don’t think anyone was hungrier than Novak.
I think a lot of people thought at the time that it was the right decision because you can’t make someone like Novak Djokovic privileged, but this year I think he’s going to be very well received. Novak is the favorite for many reasons.
First of all, he won the Australian Open nine times, the surface is perfect for him. The Australian Open also has a history of players winning here multiple times and consistently. I speak from my own experience, I have won three times here.»