With the future of tennis uncertain and the dominating forces in tennis set to soon retire, here are the three players that are going to take over the throne at the top of the sport.
It’s been purely speculative when the big names in tennis are going to call it quits. The ATP Big 3, as well as WTA great Serena Williams, are all in their late 30s and have fans wondering when they’ll say goodbye for good. It’s entirely possible that given the current situation, we’ve already seen the last of them. Regardless of when they’re going to retire, young players are vying for the opportunity to be the next great face of tennis.
We’ve seen a huge income of young talent start to make their respective marks in tennis over the last few years, getting closer and closer to finally break through and win major tournaments along the way. On the men’s side, we’ve seen flashes of greatness from players ready to take the next step in their careers, only to be squashed at the hands of the Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Roger Federer trio.
The three have won 13 major championships in a row, dating back to the 2016 US Open, which was won by veteran Stan Wawrinka. The women’s side has been much more open, with 11 different players winning a major championship in the last 13, with Naomi Osaka and Simona Halep being the only repeat winners.
Even so, young players across both sides of the sport have begun their ascent to the top of tennis. Let’s look at the three players, from both the ATP and WTA, that are set to become the next faces of tennis.