Mats Wilander: "We are going to miss those rivalries tremendously"


Mats Wilander: "We are going to miss those rivalries tremendously"

Mats Wilander is worried about new rivalries, given that Nadal, Federer and Djokovic have raised the bar high. "We are going to miss those rivalries tremendously," Wilander said on Eurosport.
"Novak will be the last of the big three to keep playing because of his body.

Okay, he’s got a little injury here, but he seems to be able to deal with the injuries that he gets. He looks so fresh and young.
He is going to beat Federer at skiing, I’m assuming because he grew up skiing! We’re going to miss him [Federer].

Lleyton Hewitt told me that we don’t have to worry about those three going away because it’s all about rivalries.
We saw Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner last year at the US Open. That to me went, ‘oh my god, it is all about a rivalry!’.

The question is, are we going to get the rivalries the way we got them with the 'Big Three', as well as Andy Murray?”

Novak Djokovic and his chance

Although they were great rivals, all three tennis players had enormous respect for each other.

Novak Djokovic is currently in the best position, although he also has injury problems. "Novak said he misses Roger on the tour, but those rivalries got him to where he is now. All three, four of them, actually. They made each other better players.
He won’t miss Federer now because he has a very good chance to go down in the history books as winning the most Grand Slam titles ever, but Nadal is still there."His [Djokovic's] body is in such good shape; he has niggles here and there, but he doesn’t have any major injuries, looking after his body.

He is still so driven. 21 Grand Slam titles are not enough for Djokovic. That’s great to see”.