‘We Were All a Little Bit Worried’- Putting Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal’s Fading Prominence Aside, 22YO Italian Sensation’s Coach Sees ‘New Generation’ Hope

Published 09/16/2023, 1:14 PM EDT

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For almost two decades, tennis was dominated by the likes of the ‘Big 4’. Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, and Novak Djokovic became the formidable forces to be dealt with as they threw wrath on their opponents. However, there’s a time when every player has to retire. With the likes of these players retiring or almost on the edge, many begin to wonder will the upcoming generation be able to take in their shoes and display the same dominance again.

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Speaking on the same, Jannik Sinner’s current coach sheds light on how the new generation is performing currently. He not only reflected on how the times are changing but also showed how the upcoming generation is perfectly carrying the baton passed on by the legends of the game.

Jannik Sinner’s coach hopes ‘New Generation’ can step up the pursuit after legends retiring

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Darren Cahill, a renowned coach with a legacy that includes mentoring tennis legends like Andre Agassi and Simona Halep, shares his insights on the evolving landscape of men’s tennis. With the formidable trio of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Andy Murray edging closer to the twilight of their careers, Cahill acknowledges the collective concern within the tennis fraternity regarding the void their departures might create.

Cahill admitted, “we were all a little bit worried on the men’s side.” This concern stemmed from the impending retirements of these iconic players, coupled with the possibility of Novak Djokovic nearing the end of his illustrious journey. However, Cahill, who has been working closely with the 22-year-old Italian sensation Jannik Sinner, finds solace in the emergence of a new generation of talent.

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“We were all a little bit worried on the men’s side especially with Roger retiring Novak possibly get into the end of his career Rafa, also the same and Murray quite the same and whether or not we were going to be able to replace all of these guys when they leave. But we kind of talk about this every time some legends of the game, get close to retirement that that new generation always comes through,” said Cahill in the interview.

He highlighted the excitement surrounding players like Sinner, Holger Rune, and Carlos Alcaraz, who are steadily making their mark on the ATP circuit. That being said, the young guns have impressed very much with their game and are well on course to take up the pursuit and become the next big thing in the sport.

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Young guns carefully step up the pursuit as they carry forward the legacy left behind by the legends

The young bloods have carefully stepped on their pursuits as they look set to create a new era in modern tennis. The likes of Carlos Alcara, Jannik Sinner, and others have wonderfully stepped up on the occasion. The 20-year-old Spaniard has made everyone fall in love with him after 2 sensational performances at Wimbledon and the US Open.

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Jannik Sinner on the other hand, recently laid hands on his first ever ATP 1000 titles in Toronto while reaching a career-high ranking of 6. With a bright future ahead of them, it is only wonders that one can expect from them. Thus, the young guns, as said by Darren Cahill have rightfully made their mark on the tennis world as they look to create a new era in the tennis world.

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Akshat Gaur

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Akshat Gaur is a Tennis Writer at EssentiallySports. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in 2021 and has been writing since then. With over two years of experience in the world of sports journalism, specifically tennis journalism, Akshat is someone who is immensely passionate about covering the ATP and the WTA Tour.
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