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Max Stannard

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Thanks for the comment.
I don’t really see why Djokovic needs to evolve at the moment. If I was him I’d keep doing whatever he’s been doing the last 8 months. Agree that any of those top players on their day could beat Djokovic (Thiem, Warwinka, Anderson, Cilic, del Porto). But they’re only going to play a couple of matches a year ‘in the zone’ and the chances of playing Novak at the same time in a slam are pretty slim.
I’ve been waiting for the next gen of players to step up over the last three or so years and so far the only guy to do so on a consistent basis is World No 3 Zverev (21 years old). Though in the slams his results have been disappointing. A quarterfinal at last year’s French Open is his best result. Tomic made quarterfinals of Wimbledon when he was 19 years old.
The next gen players can sustain a high level of intensity for a couple of sets but to sustain it over best of five is a completely different proposition. It’s physically and mentally exhausting. You can train as long as you like but nothing can prepare you mentally for a five setter with Novak, Roger or Rafa. Over the last decade (40 slams) the only players to win outside the big 3 have been; Murray (3), Warwinka (3), del Porto (1) and Cilic (1).
There has to be a changing of the guard sooner or later but I’m tipping the big three to pick up the rest of this years slams.

The Djokovic Slam and why he can go all the way

Cheers mate! Should make for an interesting French

The Djokovic Slam and why he can go all the way