Written byRajdeep Saha
The three legends of the game pocketed every Grand Slam on offer between them.
Meanwhile, despite making rapid strides, the new set of players didn't manage to topple these three in Slam events.
Here's what Dominic Thiem said.
2019 saw new players win some crucial tournaments throughout the year.
Thiem, who is preparing for the upcoming Australian Open 2020 this month, claimed that the youngsters aren't far away and challenged the biggies last year in many tournaments.
Thiem added one could see a new Slam champion in 2020.
"I think the last stage we have to conquer is the Grand Slam stage, and I really think we'll see a new Grand Slam champion in 2020. I really hope that it's me, but you cannot guarantee anything. There are also many other very strong guys who can achieve that."
"I think we challenged them already a lot. We also beat them especially on Masters 1000 stages and the ATP Finals," said Thiem. The player was a runner-up to Tsitsipas at the ATP Finals in London in November. He also reached the French Open finale.
Djokovic, Federer and Nadal have sealed 55 Grand Slam honors between them over more than a decade now.
They haven't let others come in and challenge for the Slams.
This is unlike the story in women's tennis where many of the new generation players have come in and won Slam honors of late.
The 'Big Three' will remain Slam favorites this year.
Thiem noted the new set of players are trying to achieve the biggest titles. "Maybe it's also not happening and Big Three are taking all four," he added. "But we are trying everything to achieve top position, to achieve the biggest titles, Grand Slam titles."
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