Nearly over a decade men’s professional tennis only dominated by the Big Three players, namely Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Rafael Nadal. However, former World number one Simona Halep’s coach Darren Cahill feels that men’s tennis needs new champions. As of now, “women’s tennis is currently in a great place with a flurry of new champions while the men’s circuit needs its younger generation to break through and win Grand Slams.” Former Australian Tennis Player said.
In a recent interview with Reuters, Darren Cahill said “I think it’s healthier than it’s ever been. You’ve got so many different personalities, so many different nationalities represented. So many great players, the level of the top 10 players is incredibly close but a spectacular level. And I think it’s growing at a rapid pace… it’s in a great place.”
The last four Grand Slam women singles titles won by three maiden major titles Winners. Ashleigh Barty of Australia won her maiden Grand Slam title in 2019 Roland Garros. Canadian Bianca Andreescu lifted her first Grand Slam Trophy in the Flushing Medows, 2019 US Open.
In addition, the United States newcomer Sofia Kenin began her Grand Slam hunting journey with the 2020 Australian Open title. At the same time, in the men’s tennis circuit, the last 13 Grand Slams would be shared between the Big Three.
“We’re Learning About More And More Players”- Darren Cahill
Darren Cahill who previously coached Andre Agassi of America and Lleyton Hewitt of Australia said that “I think the fact that you’re seeing many, many different winners is great for the (women’s) game because we’re learning about more and more players.”
He also said that, in the coming days, men’s tour will see new champions “And we’re hoping that happens on the men’s tour as well, instead of Djokovic, Nadal, and Federer winning every single week. We want those young generation players to come through and breakthrough and win those tournaments.”
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the tennis tours being canceled from mid-march. Darren Cahill also expressed that This is the right time to merge ATP and WTA tours.