Murray hoping to compete against Federer, Nadal again

Ruben Hill
December 3, 2019

Martina Hingis knows a thing or two about winning Grand Slam titles and she reckons Roger Federer's final defeat at the hands of Novak Djokovic will take some getting over.

"Next year I am sure that one of the Next Gen will have the opportunity to win one of the Grand Slams because Tsitsipas recently won the ATP Finals and this tournament is like a Grand Slam, so we'll see".

With Rafael Nadal winning the US Open in September, Federer's lead in the all-time list is down to just one.

At the age of 38, Federer's chances of adding to his tally are reducing with every tournament.

There is also an emerging group of young stars ready take over from Federer, Nadal and Djokovic.

"It's been two years", Hingis told the Metro. As a result, Federer won no majors a year ago but still goes into Wimbledon 2020 at 4/1 (with Bet365) just behind Djokovic.

"He must still think about it [the Wimbledon 2019 final] sometimes, I would".

"It's maybe the greatest-ever season that I've seen from him". But I think he's still one of the favourites, especially at Wimbledon I would say.

"He played so well those last three games until 40-15 up on serve". So I don't know. "Tennis as a sport can be very mean and brutal".

The 21-year-old already made history for his nation by becoming the first player from Greece to reach the ATP Finals in 50 years.

"When I get to the Australian Open I won't be seeded, I'm ranked around 120 in the world right now", Murray said whilst promoting his new Amazon Prim Video documentary Andy Murray - Resurfacing.

What Hingis thinks could go in Federer's favour in case they meet again at Wimbledon, or for that matter at any other Grand Slam, is that the Swiss maestro has had his revenge after that.

Federer missed a host of chances to break Tsitsipas, as he blew his first 10 break points of the match, while his own serve was under constant threat after Tsitsipas broke him in his first service game of the match.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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