The dominance of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Rafael Nadal will come to an end in 2019, predicts Toni Nadal.
All four of the Grand Slams were shared out between tennis’ top trio in 2018, with Djokovic in especially brutal form in the second half of the year.
However, the season finished with youngsters Karen Khachanov and Alexander Zverev making major breakthroughs, and Toni Nadal believes the time is now right for a passing of the baton in tennis.
“In 2019, it may be finished given the change of generation that is underway, Toni Nadal told El Diario Vasco.
“The young people have taken an important step this year,” the tennis coach continued.
“Karen Khachanov was able to prevail over Djokovic in the final of the Paris Masters, Alexander Zverev has also imposed himself on Novak in London.
“[Denis] Shapovalov is the youngest but can move forward.
“There is a very strong group with [Borna] Coric or [Dominic] Thiem who are about to make the final leap.
“Rafael, Djokovic, [Roger] Federer and company know that they will have to play with these young people.”
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