Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer

‘Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal too big for the women’s game to compete,’ says WTA ace

Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, and Rafael Nadal dominate tennis to such an extreme that the WTA cannot hope to compete at the moment, says Olga Danilovic.

The 19-year-old is one of the rising stars of the WTA Tour, but acknowledges that there is not the same interest for it that the ATP enjoys.

The is despite women’s tennis being generally much more competitive and unpredictable than the men’s game, with it proving impossible to consistently predict.

However, the main reason for the comparative lack of popularity is not a lack of quality, but a lack of superstars.

“We don’t have a big three,” Danilovic said referring to Roger Federer, Novk Djokovic, and Rafael Nadal.

“Women’s tennis is great tennis. We have Serena, Naomi Osaka who is currently a star.

“But when Simona Halep plays with Ashleigh Barty at six in the afternoon, and then at eight Nole (Djokovic) plays against Federer, where will you go?

“Unfortunately, it is what it is.”

Michael Graham, Editor, has been a professional sports journalist for his whole career and is especially passionate about tennis. He's been the Editor of for over 5 years and loves watching live tennis by visiting as many tournaments as possible. Michael specialises in writing in-depth features about the ATP & WTA tours.