Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer loom over Melbourne Park for the year’s opening Grand Slam as favorites for the Australian Open as questions remain as to whether one of Generation Next could finally end their stranglehold.
Next Gen poster boy Alexander Zverev's season-ending Tour Finals triumph served up a glimpse into the future of men's tennis although 2018 remained a year dominated once more by the usual, yet aging, suspects as a revitalized Novak Djokovic returned to the peak of his powers.
Wimbledon will introduce tiebreaks in the final set of all events for the first time next year, but only once the score in the deciding set reaches 12-12, the All England Lawn Tennis Club announced on Friday.
Team Europe took a commanding 3-1 lead over Team World in the Laver Cup on Friday, despite seeing its high-profile doubles pairing of Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic suffer the defending champion’s only defeat of the first day in Chicago on Friday.
For Novak Djokovic, a season that got off to a gloomy start is heading for a brilliant finish after he dismissed Juan Martin del Potro 6-3, 7-6(4), 6-3 to win the US Open on Sunday and earn back-to-back Grand Slam titles.
Novak Djokovic does not consider himself among the favorites at next month's Wimbledon and shares the popular view that defending champion Roger Federer is likely to win a record ninth trophy at the All England Club.