Have you also been wondering what tennis in the future might look like after the Big Three retire? Well, for most tennis fans, letting go of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic might be the hardest thing. So, with the help of technology, a YouTube channel created a 2050 version of the Swiss and the Spanish great. The Russian Daniil Medvedev took a dig at himself after watching the video.
Winner of the last two tournaments of 2020, the 24-year-old ended his season as the new World No. 4. But, the most discussed victory of the year is undoubtedly Rafa Nadal’s 13th title at the 2020 French Open. Medvedev, who is known for his uncanny behavior, revealed his place at the 2050 Roland Garros tournament.
The Spaniard’s dominance on clay is unbeatable, and the video illustrated him winning his ‘38th title’ three decades from now. Unsurprisingly, considering Rafa’s passion for the game, the situation is highly convincing.
The ATP Finals champion has never won a Grand Slam, but he finished runner-up at the 2019 US Open. Looking at the ‘King of Clay’ mastering even deep into the future, the Russian couldn’t help but respond. Daniil tweeted, “Maybe by 2050 I can win a first-round at Roland Garros.”
Strong at 34, Nadal is equaled with Roger’s famous 20 Grand Slam titles record. Continuing his drive, the Spaniard aims to go on for a longer-term. However, with the next generation of players uprising, tennis is getting more intense with time.
Even after confirming the dates for the Australian Grand Slam, there is still a lot left to uncover. In any case, top tennis players are excited to compete at one of the four biggest tournaments of tennis. Daniil, on the other side, finds it difficult to proceed without more knowledge.
Greats like Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, and Serena Williams are committed to playing at the opening Grand Slam next year. All the next-gen players will be tested on account of how deep they are in the waters.
Do you think Novak will win his 3rd consecutive and overall 9th title Down Under? Or upsetting the Big Three, a new winner will rise following Dominic Thiem at the 2020 US Open?