Stefanos Tsitsipas has warned Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, and Novak Djokovic that he is coming for them and their Grand Slam dominance in 2020.
The Greek won the ATP Finals last month at just 21-years-old to cement his reputation as the top youngster on Tour.
However, he is just the latest in a long line of pretenders to the thrones of the Big Three, and he knows he has it all to do to prove himself worthy of succession.
“I’m currently living in the best period of my life, with the best people around me,” Tsitsipas is quoted as saying in the Straits Times.
“I really feel like this is very important for my balance and for my thinking,”
“I understand that our tennis era is changing in a way, the top-three are getting older obviously, we are the ones come from behind.
“So for me, I do have as a goal to win a Grand Slam title next year, that’s for sure, but it’s not a matter of life or death for me.
“One of my goals for next year would be a Grand Slam title, finishing in the top-three by the end of the year, making the Nitto Finals again and winning a Masters 1000.”
“We have Nadal, Djokovic, Federer, who are there, and have always been there.
“And what I need to do is go the extra mile and surpass them and that’s going to be the biggest challenge for next year, I need to surpass one of them in order for me to finish in the top-three next year.”
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