Becker - Youngsters lack mindset to challenge 'big three'

Becker - Youngsters lack mindset to challenge 'big three'

Coincidentally, these players belong to the same era of tennis so to say that they have dominated the sport is a massive understatement.

After taking part in nine tournaments this year, Nadal has collected 5,505 points in the ATP Race to London, 780 points more than Djokovic who was eliminated by Austria's Dominic Thiem after a five-set semi-final match in Paris, reports Efe news. Federer is defying age to still be competitive and the other two are about to enter the latter stages of their careers.

In an interview to The Telegraph, the six-time Major victor Boris Becker commented on the Big Three dominance and the younger players struggling to breakthrough.

The 18-time Grand Slam champion also closed the gap with Federer - the most successful male player in Grand Slam history with 20 titles - as the second-most decorated player in the majors. I was just reading a stat from a colleague that no active player under 28 apart from [Dominic] Thiem" - Nadal's victim on Sunday - "has been in a grand-slam final. That is not good.

'That is not good, not a compliment for anybody under 28, ' said Becker, who was working for Eurosport at Roland Garros. At that time I was slightly injured and had to give up in the first round [retiring against Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis].

"I know I played a great event previous year". We should question the quality and the attitude of everybody under 28.

'It just doesn't make sense.

Thiem said that he will strive to get better and better, but knows they will too.

"It's super exciting and you want to enjoy it and don't want to see the negative things, you know". It's not fitness. It's a certain attitude that makes the difference between winning and losing.

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