Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic have been dominating tennis for the better part of the last 15-20 years. They retained the top positions even today. However, fresh names will ultimately reach the top. Nobody else has attained the ATP No. 1 ranking since February 2002, with Serena continues to be the top star on the WTA. While this might be a good thing for people placing bets using since the stats rarely change across the years, things are changing in the tennis sphere with the rise of new names to challenge for the top prizes in tennis.

Let’s now take a look at some of these names.

Alexander Zverev

Doubled by a 6-foot-6 frame, Zverev’s approach accommodates elegance, agility, power and makes him a great adversary for everyone. This stems from the fact that he has already beaten Federer, Djokovic and Nadal. Zverev will want to build with another powerful season as he now holds 17 Tour titles. His coaching staff continue to maintain a great work ethic throughout the years.

Aryna Sabalenka

Aryna Sabalenka was the most likely slam champion at the beginning of last year’s tennis season. Instead, Ashleigh Barty took hold of that mantle, and Sabalenka struggled with persistence and confidence. But the 20-year-old has won numerous top-tier events and is now on the door-steps of winning a Major.

Dominic Thiem

Nobody is closer than Austria’s Thiem of all the guys who during the previous three years have sought to end the dominion of Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, and Rafael Nadal. He has reached three slam finals in the Australian opener finals in January and is agonizingly near to beat Djokovic. Clay’s his greatest surface, but on hard courts, he improved enormously. His victory at last year’s US Open has now clearly put him on the world’s stage.

Paul Jubb

Jubb was the excellent tennis player in the European summer of last year, the hull orphan who was the first British player to be awarded the American collegiate singles championship to a Wimbledon Wildcard. Jubb is about to become a professional and has proved that he can follow Cameron Norrie’s footsteps on the ATP Tour.

Hyeon Chung

Slowed by injuries throughout the years, Hyeon became one of Korea’s most spoken of players throughout 2018 as he finished in a semi-finals of the Australian Open. And the 25-year-old has already been ranked in the world’s top 20. Still relatively young, Hyeon can still make a dent on the professional tennis scene.

Aidan McHugh

McHugh, the young Scot guided by Andy Murray, did not develop as quickly as the Jack Draper, but last year broke into the top 500 and is one of the greatest prospects for Britain. The 19-year-old is currently ranked No. 391 in the world and on his way up.

Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic’s remarkable qualities in the year 2000 till 2010 were recognized by tennis enthusiasts worldwide. We saw the broken records that before appeared unbreakable, and Djokovic is well on his way to capturing his 21st career major at the US Open this week.

Even in the latest decade, Nadal and Djokovic continue to dominate the Grand Slam events. Such supremacy – the sort of rule spanning three decades – is unparalleled in tennis and will likely not be seen again.


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