Former six-time Grand slam winner Boris Becker has stated that Novak Djokovic is the last man standing of the Big Four. The Big four of the Tennis world consists of players like Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, as all of them are known for their consistency in the last decade.
Federer is in the twilight of his career whereas Andy Murray’s career has been hampered by a major hip injury. Thus, Nadal and Djokovic are currently the top two players of the Big Four and they are defying all the odds.
However, Djokovic is in red-hot form and one gets the feeling that he is playing the best Tennis of his career. Djokovic has won the eight of the previous 12 Grand slams events and he has already won three slams of the current season and he is looking good to go all the way in the Olympics as well as the US Open.
“One constant is that Djokovic is the last man standing from what we used to know as the Big Four,” the German wrote in his column for the Daily Mail. “The other three – Andy Murray was once put in that bracket – have lots to contemplate, and the changing of the guard really is upon us.
“In the case of Andy, if I was him I would be looking to play as much as I can until Christmas and then take stock. Only when he gets a run of consistent tournaments can he know properly where he is at.
“You do not get a proper idea playing practice sets and the one way to find out is through matches, assuming his body allows him. By the end of the season he should know whether he wants to continue.
“While it is sort of melancholy watching the great champions fade it is also exciting seeing the younger players blossom. One thing for sure is that it is part of the natural process and you cannot avoid it, no matter what your name is.”
Djokovic will look to continue his good form in the upcoming events and there is no doubt that he looks almost invincible at the moment. The talisman is playing at the top of his game and it will be a herculean task to stop him.