World No. 4 Alexander Zverev believes there are several players capable of dethroning the Big Three and winning Grand Slams.
Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have been dominant at the Grand Slam for the past decade and a half.
Last year, Dominic Thiem captured his maiden Grand Slam title at the US Open.
At this year’s US Open, Daniil Medvedev earned his maiden Grand Slam title.
“For a long time, I was labeled as the only young capable of concerning the Big Three in Grand Slams. Today there are also Medvedev and Tsitsipas. It helps me a lot. I wouldn’t say it takes the pressure off me, but it’s clear that there is now a group of young players threatening the Big Three in Grand Slams. We all want to be better,” Zverev said, per We Love Tennis.
Zverev urged to attack the No. 1 spot
Zverev achieved a career-high ranking of No. 3 in 2017.
“He (Zverev) really has become a world class player. His goal should be to earn as many points as possible in the indoor season, so he can put himself in the best position to become No. 1 next year and maybe already with a victory in Melbourne,” Boris Becker said last week.
Recently, Zverev urged Thiem to be cautious in his return from a wrist surgery.
Thiem hasn’t played since June but he is expected to return to action next month.
“I know that he is one of the best tennis players in the world. Everyone knows that. He (Thiem) plays a one-handed backhand, he plays with a lot of power – that’s why a wrist injury like this won’t be easy,” Zverev said. “You have to approach it with caution.”
This week, Thiem announced that his wrist is making a significant progress.
Thiem also revealed that he has been vaccinated and that he plans to play the Australian Open.