The former WTA number one 3 and winner of the US Open in 1990, granted an interview to the EFE news agency, in which she talked about the legacy that Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will leave to the next generation
Gabriela Sabatini, former WTA number one 3 and winner of the US Open in 1990, granted an interview to the EFE news agency, in which she talked about the legacy that Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will leave to the next generation.
Gabriela connected the speech to the rise of Carlos Alcaraz.She explained: “It’s a difficult situation. It’s not easy for players of that level to emerge and have such longevity. I’ve seen very few capable of having the mentality of the Big 3 and being able to be equally good.
A tennis player’s career is getting longer and longer: Roger proved it and Rafa and Novak prove it. It was unthinkable before to make such a career. I saw Carlos Alcaraz play in Buenos Aires at the beginning of the season. Everything he’s achieving is amazing.
At Wimbledon he showed his maturity; that maturity that allows you to manage a complicated match against an opponent like Djokovic. We all know his qualities but at Wimbledon he showed something different”.
The legacy of the Big 3
On August 8, Roger Federer turned 42.
Many tennis insiders and enthusiasts celebrated the birthday of the Swiss legend on social media by posting some of the greatest feats accomplished by the Swiss.Many images of the epic challenges with the two historic rivals have appeared on the web: Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal.
Challenges that have marked different eras and contributed to the global growth of tennis. Just thinking about the future of this magnificent sport, considering that Djokovic and Nadal are living the last part of their incredible careers, people are constantly looking for the next Big 3.All the answers lead to Carlos Alcaraz, Jannik Sinner and Holger Rune.
However, only the Spaniard has already managed to make his mark at Grand Slam level. In fact, Alcaraz became the youngest number one in history by winning the 2022 US Open and beating Djokovic at Wimbledon in the fifth set in an unforgettable final.The clash between Carlitos and Nole will go ahead in Cincinnati and, especially, at the US Open.