Andy Murray predicts that Novak Djokovic, who claimed his 24th Grand Slam championship on Sunday, will continue to rule men’s tennis for some time since younger players are still catching up to him.
Djokovic tied Margaret Court for most major singles victories with his recent victory at the U.S. Open.
It’s up to the young men to pursue Novak and try to pass him. That doesn’t seem very likely, Murray told the BBC on Monday.
He demonstrated his superiority as a player once again yesterday, and as I have said, it is up to the young players to advance enough to challenge him.
The 36-year-old Serbian, who was a member of the ‘Big Three’ along with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, who dominated men’s tennis for the previous 20 years, claimed he did not intend to retire.
“Novak has had the longest lifespan. The British player Murray, who won three Grand Slams, said of the player, “He’s played at this level for such a long time now.
Djokovic’s dominance at Wimbledon was halted in July by 20-year-old Carlos Alcaraz, who had previously defeated the Serbian in four straight finals at the All-England Club. However, Murray feels that the Spaniard’s success led to incorrect assumptions.
“I said that after Wimbledon, everyone was saying it was a changing of the guard, but it wasn’t for me,” the speaker said.
“Physically, motivation, whether someone like Alcaraz improves — he’s an amazing player and brilliant, but to do what Novak is doing on a regular basis is different,” the author said.
Djokovic, now ranked first in the world, will fly to Valencia to join the Serbian squad for their Davis Cup Finals group stage matches against South Korea, Spain, and the Czech Republic.