Next Gen players not special enough to challenge, says Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal says the “Next Gen” players may just not be good enough to challenge him at the op of the game.
They have been heralded as a special generation, but Nadal says maybe the up-and-coming players actually just aren’t special enough.
RAFAEL NADAL getting his hard court practice in this morning at the @rafanadalacademy ! 👏🔥🎾
👉 The Toronto Masters 1000 Event starts August 6th…Nadal can pick up considerable ranking points given the fact he lost to Denis Shapovalov in the third round last year 👀#tenis pic.twitter.com/sAAfLUAuw2
— tennis news channel (@tennisnewschan1) July 26, 2018
“There are two options to explain the fact that three players are dominating the [tennis] circuit for so many years, and that we are in the top positions in the ranking for so many years,” he said.
“Either we have been special, or the emerging players have not been special enough.
“I cannot say which is correct.
“A generation with special players [is coming], either because they will be better than us in a short time, or because of our age.”
Exclusive – Tim Henman backing Emma Raducanu after her stunning return to form
Tim Henman has told Tennis365 that Emma Raducanu will stun the sporting world once again
Emma Raducanu blows past former World No 1 to reach last 16 in Cincy
Emma Raducanu was clearly the better player as she claimed her first win over a top 20 player since her US Open title run.
Andy Murray hit by cramps again Cameron Norrie scrapes battle of the Brits
Andy Murray claimed the opening set but Cameron Norrie saved nine break points and downed the former World No 1.
US Open wildcards: Venus Williams and Dominic Thiem handed slots
Williams, who won at Flushing Meadows in 2000 and 2001, will compete at the age of 42.
ATP Race to Turin: How things stand as tour rolls into Cincy
The ATP Race to Turin is getting tight.
Rafael Nadal cautious but excited ahead of ATP Tour return
Rafael Nadal says that he ‘has to be careful’.
Gael Monfils’ injury woes continue as he withdraws from US Open
Gael Monfils ruled out of another Grand Slam.
Emma Raducanu urged to stick with Dmitry Tursunov by former British No 1: ‘Her tactics were good’
Emma Raducanu and Dmitry Tursunov off to a good start in Cincy.
Simona Halep hits $40m mark in WTA career-prize money earnings, only behind Serena and Venus Williams
A look at where Simona Halep sits on some of the all-time WTA lists.
Exclusive – John Lloyd opens up on his broken marriage to Chris Evert
John Lloyd believes his marriage to Chris Evert was doomed to fail as the pair were simply too young and had the eyes of the world on them.