The new wave of talent will have to wait their turn for success, says Djokovic.
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Australian Open winner Novak Djokovic says the dominance of the ‘big four’ players will continue despite the emergence of new stars on the men’s tour.
Djokovic won a record fifth Australian Open crown on Sunday after defeating Britain’s Andy Murray in a sapping four-set contest and says the dominance of the ‘big four’ of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and himself would continue for the time being.
Marin Cilic and Stan Wawrinka won breakthrough Grand Slams in 2014, but Djokovic says there’s a still a long way to go before the new wave of men’s talent can consistently challenge the top four.
“The gap is narrowed, but it’s still a long way for the new wave of tennis stars with the likes of [Milos] Raonic, [Grigor] Dimitrov and [Kei] Nishikori to make that step and break the domination of the top four guys,” Djokovic is quoted as saying by AAP.
“They are close and they are challenging and they are knocking on the door, but still if you see the winners of the grand slams it is still the top four guys.
“Of course last year we had [Stan] Wawrinka and [Marin] Cilic which are two new names but the young players still have to work to get there.”
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