Daniil Medvedev: Tennis will be just fine after Big Three retires

Daniil Medvedev isn’t concerned about the future of tennis as he has acknowledged that throughout the history it has always been the case that someone new shows up and does major things. 

Djokovic, 34, is still ranked at No. 1 but Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer were forced to end their season prematurely due to injuries. 

The Big Three era is slowly fading and many are curious to see what will happen once Djokovic, Nadal and Federer retire. 

“We did have some, Sampras, Agassi, they were at the top. Sampras retired, OK, tennis is over. Then we had Novak, Roger andRafa. If you asked just before they came, everybody would say, well, tennis won’t be interesting anymore;” Medvedev said.

“Tennis is a great sport, so I don’t see why our generation would miss on something. Of course, maybe we don’t do 20 Grand Slams, yet nobody did before Roger, Rafa and Novak, so they were also worse than them, if we can say like this. It’s definitely not going to be a shame

“I can only talk for myself. I will try to do my best, try to win more titles, try to be in the finals of big tournaments. Yeah, not much more to add.”

Medvedev fails to defend his ATP Finals title 

Medvedev captured his maiden ATP Finals title last year and he was just a way away from collecting back-to-back titles at the season-ending event. 

Unfortunately for Medvedev, Zverev handed him a 6-4 6-4 loss in the final. 

Also, Zverev ended his five-match losing streak against Medvedev. 

“It was great,” Zverev said in his on-court interview. “I won the [Nitto ATP] Finals, in the final against someone I had lost five times in a row, so I had to play one of my best matches. I am happy about that and happy to go on holiday with this win.”

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