Is this the most likely scenario? Novak to rule until 2017 and the next generation of players such as Zverev and Kokkinakis to take over in 2018?
Today's players are more proffesional, take far better care of their body and diet than previous generations. This should consequently increase their tennis life.Father Time
Is your eyesight good? Read again more carefully my opening post and you'll see that I put the question mark.I would like to know according to which formula are you calculating such things as decline or breakthrough of a players that precisely.
WELL! If by dominator, you mean a player capable of going double figures in slam count. It could be a decade or more.For me it's hard to imagine tennis without the big 3 after so many years at the top. There could be a period with many different slam winners but we can't predict when the next dominator (or dominators) will appear. It could be in 3 years or in 10 years.
That's what I have been feeling so far as well. Of course, Novak may decline earlier, though rather due to factors which are yet unknown to the public and his fans.Remember there was 13 years between the END of BORG and the START of SAMPRAS. In between we had 5 TIER 2 greats. McEnroe, LENDL, Wilander, BECKER, Edberg. There may be a period like that again. As we have had three absolute phenomenons playing around the same time. With Federer, Nadal and Djokovic.
The thing is, I don't think Djokovic will be done by the end of 2017. He is so fit and driven. I believe he could still win slams in 2018. From 2019 into the 2020s that's when there will be a REAL changing of the guard.
Take a year off that and you've got it right. Djokovic will be a force until Wimbledon 2018. Then he will start to fade to a degree than he struggles to even make Slam finals.djokovic will probably dominate for another 4 years with murray pinching a slam here and there.
True only times gonna tell. How badly does Novak want that FO? I think he will get one in the next two years. Wawrinka has to start declining soon. Or he is another freak. If he keeps winning slams into his thirties.That's what I have been feeling so far as well. Of course, Novak may decline earlier, though rather due to factors which are yet unknown to the public and his fans.