Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will try to dominate and win the most important tournaments on the ATP Tour again in 2023. Last year, the Majorcan won the first two Majors of the season by accomplishing a real feat at the Australian Open and confirming his incredible numbers at Roland Garros.
The Serbian champion, for his part, was only able to participate in two Grand Slams out of four and imposed his immense talent on the lawns of the All England Club by beating Nick Kyrgios in the final in four sets. To partially put an end to the Slam domination of the Big 3, Carlos Alcaraz thought about it at the US Open.
The Spanish talent conquered his first Major in Flushing Meadows and became the youngest number one in history. In just one season Alcaraz has surpassed, both in terms of results and rankings, the new generation of tennis players who for years have tried to stop Roger Federer, Djokovic and Nadal.
Bertolucci on Djokovic and Nadal: “It’s been 8 years since…”
In an exclusive interview with Tuttosport, Paolo Bertolucci focused precisely on Djokovic, Nadal and the generational turnover. he said: “We have been talking about generational turnover for eight years now, and this is certainly taking shape, slowly but in increasingly consistent terms.
Otherwise it would make no sense to have already today, and for some months now, a number one not even twenty years old like Carlos Alcaraz. And yet, to date, the only tennis player on whom I would feel ready to place a bet, not even a small one, is always him, Novak Djokovic.
Nadal plays for the sake of playing, to feel the adrenaline flowing through him, he says it himself. But I think he has one last goal, the fifteenth Roland Garros. A record that could only remain his, at least as long as Grand Slam tennis has these rules.
Rafa knows one thing for sure, at this point in his career: as long as he has the will to run and fight, he will appear at the start of every tournament in the circle of favourites.