World No.1 Novak Djokovic took a swipe in any respect the discuss in regards to the youthful technology of tennis gamers, saying rival Rafael Nadal and himself have been the ‘Subsequent Gen’.
“The Subsequent Gen younger folks? Me, Rafa (Nadal) and Roger (Federer) are reinventing the Subsequent Gen. We’re the Subsequent Gen,” Djokovic replied after accepting the runners-up trophy.
Each Nadal, 34, and 33-year-old Djokovic had ousted the final two ‘Subsequent Gen’ trophy winners in Rome this week — Italian Jannik Sinner, 19, and Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas, 22, respectively.
“After all the Subsequent Gen is there, is coming, no matter. However right here we’re nonetheless successful the largest tournaments and Slams.
“I don’t know what to let you know apart from that. I’m not centered on the Subsequent Gen though I do know folks, you realize, it creates a narrative.
“Folks like to speak about it. Positive.
“The fellows are there. They’re already establishing themselves within the high 5, high 10 of the world. Nothing new. However we’re nonetheless there.”