Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal backed to continue their dominance of men’s tennis in 2021

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Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will each win at least one Grand Slam in 2021, according to former world No 2 Alex Corretja.

Djokovic finished 2020 top of the world rankings having won the Australian Open to move to 17 majors while Nadal won the French Open to secure a 20th Grand Slam and cement his place at No 2 in the ATP Rankings.

Dominic Thiem was the other Grand Slam winner in the shortened season as the Austrian won his maiden major at the US Open.

Two-time French Open finalist Corretja believes Djokovic and Nadal will again dominate at the top while he believes Russian Daniil Medvedev, who finished runner-up at the 2019 US Open and won the 2020 ATP Finals, is “close to winning” a major.

“I honestly think that Djokovic and Nadal are going to continue to be at the top, I would even say that the two will add at least one more Grand Slam,” the Spaniard told Eurosport.

“As for those who can jump, I think Medvedev is very close to winning a Grand Slam tournament and that Thiem will once again be a very tough opponent, especially having the experience of New York already and knowing that he can, that helps very much.

“Dominic has a lot of strength, experience and plays well on all surfaces, it will be very difficult to stop him.

“I would love for Felix-Auger Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov to also take that step forward, they are two players that I love.

“[Stefanos] Tsitsipas is another who should also do it.”

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