Dominic Thiem, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Daniil Medvedev can lead the challenge of the ‘Big Three’ in 2021, and we’d all love to see Andy Murray somewhere near back to his best
- Young players such as Dominic Thiem and Danil Medvedev could star in 2021
- The Big Three race between Nadal, Djokovic and Federer will dominate the year
- Tennis should stop being a product and make time to cut out dead match time
- British talent such as Dan Evans and Andy Murray can build on their 2020 term
The younger players the men’s game finally breaking through; the game working together to bring in enhancements; the Brits at all levels of the rankings making progress.
Those would be the three things on my wishlist for 2021, although I cannot say with certainty that any of them will come about.
The race between the men’s ‘Big Three’ to end up with the most Grand Slams will be the over-arching theme, but it would be made all the more interesting if that is complicated by the likes of Dominic Thiem, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Daniil Medvedev having a major say in who wins the biggest events.
The likes of Dominic Thiem (left) and Danil Medvedev (right) can challenge tennis’ Big Three
The ‘Big Three’ race including Novak Djokovic (left) and Rafa Nadal (right) could dominate 2021
All the problems brought by Covid ought to focus minds on improving the (awful word) ‘product’. Let’s make more efforts to cut out dead time in matches, allow players to express themselves, and also introduce some faster court speeds.
We would all love to see Andy Murray somewhere near back to his best, but he will not be around forever.
We need to see signs of more British players maxing out their ability, as Dan Evans was doing in 2020.
British talent such as Dan Evans (above) could build on their 2020 progress in the New Year
Andy Murray (above) could make a revival but the Scot will not be around forever
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