Andy Murray believes that Novak Djokovic will continue to reign supreme in men’s tennis for many years to come since the upcoming generation of players is not nearly as skilled as he is.
The 36-year-old Serb earned a record-tying 24th Grand Slam singles trophy with his triumph over Daniil Medvedev in the final of the US Open, which took place on Sunday in New York City.
He does not have any quick plans to retire.
It is up to the younger players to compete with Novak and try to pass him. According to what Murray said to BBC Sport, it does not appear like this will be happening in the near future.
“Novak has been a tremendous player for a very long time, just like Roger and Rafa, it’s a matter of longevity and how long they’ve all been able to do that for.
“The most impressive aspect of Novak is his longevity. He has been competing at this level for such a significant amount of time now.
Carlos Alcaraz, a Spaniard who is only 20 years old, defeated Djokovic in the final match at Wimbledon this year.
Speaking on the eve of Great Britain’s Davis Cup campaign, three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray stated that the incorrect conclusions were formed from Djokovic’s loss at the SW19 tournament. Murray was commenting on the matter.
In his follow-up statement, Murray, who is now 36 years old, said, “I said that after Wimbledon, everyone was saying it was a changing of the guard, but it wasn’t for me.”
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“It was fairly obvious that Novak had won two of the first three grand slams, and he came quite near to winning the last match at Wimbledon.
“Yesterday, he demonstrated once more why he is the finest player in the world, and as I’ve mentioned before, it’s up to the younger players to advance to the point where they can beat him.
I don’t think he’ll stop at 24 championships, but you never know how long he’ll be able to keep this up. Physically, mentally, and in terms of whether or not a player like Alcaraz can grow, Alcaraz is a tremendous player; he’s brilliant. However, to do what Novak is doing on a consistent basis is something entirely different.
“It’s not the same as doing it for 15-20 weeks a year like Novak is doing, every time he steps on the court,” the commentator said. “It’s not the same.” I do believe that Alcaraz will soon get to that level, but I don’t think this is going to be the last Grand Slam title that Novak wins.
Djokovic is scheduled to sit out of Serbia’s Davis Cup match against South Korea on Tuesday, but he is expected to compete in the matches against Spain and the Czech Republic on Friday and Saturday respectively.
A guide to watching the Davis Cup online.
Beginning at 13:00 British Summer Time (BST), every one of Great Britain’s matches will be available to watch live on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website, and updates will be broadcast on BBC Radio 5 Live.