Daniil Medvedev admits it is ‘unlikely that we will have a new champion’ if tennis resumes at Roland Garros
Daniil Medvedev admits the wait for a new Grand Slam champion is likely to continue a little longer if the tennis season restarts with the French Open.
Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have dominated the Grand Slams over the past two decades winning 56 majors between them.
They have been relentless the last few years as you have to go back to the 2016 US Open for the last time someone outside the Big Three won a Grand Slam.
The sport, though, is currently on an enforced break due to the coronavirus pandemic, although both the US Open and rescheduled French Open remain on the calendar.
However, there are doubts over whether or not the US Open due to start on August 31, will go ahead as planned, meaning it is likely to start at Roland Garros.
Medvedev, who finished runner-up to Rafael Nadal at Flushing Meadows last year, admits it will be tough to break the stranglehold of the Big Three if the season restarts in Paris.
“It depends on when we resume. For example if we resume at Roland Garros, we can say that it will be very difficult to have a new champion,” he told We Are Tennis during an Instagram Live chat, which was translated by Tennis World.
“After that I can’t speak for the other NextGen, but my goal is to give my maximum, to win my matches. In Grand Slam you have to win seven matches, it’s still difficult, especially with the three (Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal) who are still up there.
“But we make our matches, we try.”
Exclusive – Meet the brothers who grew up alongside Stefanos Tsitsipas and are now teaching the Mouratoglou way
Two of Stefanos Tsitsipas’ former adversaries in the junior ranks have given us the inside story on his rise.
Andy Murray set for huge rankings collapse after Indian Wells exit
Former world No.1 Andy Murray has been…
Moment of history for Ons Jabeur as she seals last four spot in Indian Wells
Ons Jabeur sealed her place in the BNP Paribas Open’s final four with a straight-sets victory over Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit.
Grigor Dimitrov gives his verdict as he secures another big win in Indian Wells
Dimitrov’s revival continues as he battled past Hubert Hurkacz in a deciding set tie-break.
Cameron Norrie reaches first ATP Masters semi-final as Indian Wells win sees him become new British No 1
Cameron Norrie saw off Diego Schwartzman in the last eight.
‘I look forward to returning to the Tour in the next couple of weeks,’ says Emma Raducanu after withdrawing from WTA event
Emma Raducanu won’t be heading to Russia next week.
Billie Jean King Cup
‘I have made the decision to not play the BJK Cup Finals,’ says Leylah Fernandez
Leylah Fernandez won’t represent Canada at the upcoming Billie Jean King Cup Finals.
Exclusive – New ITF World Tennis Number set to revolutionise the game around the globe
Britain’s LTA has played a leading role in the development of the new ITF World Tennis Number.
Rafael Nadal following a very ‘specific plan’ following foot injury as he provides fitness update
“You have to be a little cautious, look a little in the medium term.”
WATCH: Tennis’ rooftop stars spend time at Rafa Nadal Academy as Roger Federer keeps his promise
Roger Federer keeps his promise as youngsters spend time at Rafa Nadal Academy.