Medvedev Djokovic

‘The older guys are hanging on,’ but Next Gen takover is inevitable, insists Novak Djokovic

World number one Novak Djokovic was defeated in his final step to the complete the calendar Grand Slam as Daniil Medvedev won his maiden Major title at US Open.

Djokovic admitted he was far from his best in Sunday’s final, but acknowledged the growth of Medvedev and other young players, admitting a Next Gen takeover is inevitable.

Earlier this year, following Australian Open, Djokovic shut down suggestions of a Next Gen takeover when saying the younger generation still had a lot of work to do.

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