The “young guys” of the sport have been forewarned by Andy Murray that Novak Djokovic is going to dominate tennis. Particularly the major slams, for many years to come. Rising superstars like Alcaraz, Sinner, and Rune have shown over the last few months that they are prepared to succeed the legends, but Djokovic has shown that he is still not ready to hand the torch over.
Andy did praise and appreciate Alcaraz for his impeccable talent and gameplay. However, he remarked if he wants to beat Djokovic, consistency is the key. “Alcaraz improves — he’s an amazing player, Alcaraz, he’s brilliant, but to do what Novak is doing on a consistent basis is different.”
Djokovic has three Grand Slam victories to his credit this year, but the Wimbledon final loss to Alcaraz prevented him from completing a hat trick. After Novak Djokovic won the US Open, Andy Murray cautioned Carlos Alcaraz that he must be more regular and consistent if he is to catch up to the Serb.
“It’s up to the young guys to be pushing Novak and looking to overtake him. It doesn’t look like that’s close to happening,” he said to the BBC Sport. “I said that after Wimbledon, everyone was saying it was a changing of the guard, but it wasn’t for me.” He continued to add.
Andy Murray is one of the players who have managed to defeat Novak Djokovic in a Grand Slam. It surely looked like Andy was speaking from experience as he warned the next generation of professional tennis players.
Andy Murray believes Novak Djokovic will continue to dominate tennis
“I don’t think he’s going to stop at 24 titles but you never know how long it will last,” Andy stated. “It was quite clear Novak had won two of the first three Slams and was very, very close in the final of Wimbledon.” He continued to add.
With a spectacular three-set victory over Daniil Medvedev at the US Open final on Sunday, the Serbian increased his total number of Slam victories to a record-breaking 24. It was his third and final major victory of the year. He won the Australian and French Opens, he also came in second at Wimbledon.
Andy Murray believes Djokovic isn’t close to slowing down yet 💪 pic.twitter.com/MFcgrIaOTR
— Tennis TV (@TennisTV) September 12, 2023
This week, Murray will compete for the United Kingdom in the Davis Cup group round. And Murray made sure to voice his opinions and concerns loud and clear for the younger players. Djokovic will play for Serbia, but he won’t be there for their match against South Korea on Tuesday. On Friday, he will play against Spain, and on Saturday, he will play against the Czech Republic.
Andy, however, concluded by saying that he does believe Carlos Alcaraz will take Nole’s place and defeat him in the future. But that isn’t going to happen anytime soon as Djokovic has a couple of more slams left in him. However, Djokovic himself has disagreed with such claims, stating Alcaraz is an excellent player.