World no.1 tennis player Rafael Nadal shared his views that why players, having age more than 30 continue to rule the tennis circuit.
The 2018 French Open champion Nadal, who is currently 32 years old, is no.1 in rankings right now, while his arch-rival Roger Federer, who will turn 37 in August, is ranked at No. 2 position.
Other than the duo, the Serbian giant Novak Djokovic, who lifted the Wimbledon title this month, is also 31 years old.
Speaking to reporters, Nadal said that there could be two reasons why this could be happening, “There are two options to explain the fact that three players are dominating the [tennis] circuit for so many years, and that we are in the top positions in the ranking for so many years,” he was quoted as saying by Express. “Either we have been special, or the emerging players have not been special enough. I cannot say which is correct,” he added.
Currently, there are only three players under the age of 24 in top 20 tennis players in the world. But Nadal thinks that soon, a generation of tennis stars will come, who will be better than the previous generation. “A generation with special players [is coming], either because they will be better than us in a short time, or because of our age,” he said.
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