“It’s Possible”: Diego Schwartzman Opens on the End of An Era of Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer

Published 09/18/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
MADRID, SPAIN – MAY 05: Tennis players including Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams arrive on court to observe a moment of silence for Brad Drewett during day two of the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament at the Caja Magica on May 5, 2013 in Madrid, Spain. He was a former tour player who led the ATP as executive chairman and president since January 2012, died Friday after a battle with motor neurone disease. He was 54. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)


World No.1 Daniil Medvedev recently emerged as the winner of the US Open 2021. The Russian defeated Novak Djokovic in straight sets in the finals and ended his 27-match winning streak at the Grand Slams. The final scoreline of the match was 6-4, 6-4, 6-4.

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In a recent interview to Welovetennis.com, World No.15 Diego Schwartzman revealed that a shift of guard is taking place in the sport and that is good for it. He believes Medvedev winning the US Open 2021 title will, in a way, bring down the dominance of Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer.

Novak Djokovic of Serbia, Rafael Nadal of Spain and Roger Federer of Switzerland wait to go on stage. ATP Heritage Celebration at The Waldorf, Astoria on in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

“It’s possible and it makes sense for it to happen. Perhaps the illogic thing is that every year, we wonder how long they would continue to win everything. Rafa and Roger had injuries. Djokovic is still at a very high level and they are all legends who do their best and if they are physically well, they are still the best,” said Schwartzman in the interview.

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The Argentine explained that even though NadalFederer, are Djokovic are still playing well, their era of hegemony might come to an end soon. However, he lauded all of them and claimed that they are still one of the best players.

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In the same interview, Schwartzman named Andrey Rublev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, and Alexander Zverev to earn a big name in tennis once the ‘Big Three’ bid goodbye to the sport. He feels that they have huge potential and can win many titles in the future.

Alexander Zverev is congratulated at the net by Stefanos Tsitsipas during the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open. August 21, 2021 in Mason, Ohio. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

“After that, I think there are many very good very young players, such as Rublev, Tsitsipas or Zverev, who took a long time to mature and make this change,” added the Argentine player.

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As of now, yeah member of the ‘Big Three’ has 20 Grand Slam titles against his name. It will be intriguing to see how things unfold for them in the next season.

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