Nadal and Federer have dominated the game over the last 15 years, winning a combined 37 Grand Slam titles. But at the age of 32 and 36, both are coming towards the end of their stunning careers, with Federer recently admitting that ‘the end is closer than ever before’.
The Next Generation field have struggled to compete with Nadal, Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray in Grand Slams but Nadal believes talented stars are coming through. The Spanish legend highlighted world number three Alexander Zverev and Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov as two ‘special’ players who will soon come to the fore and dominate. He said: ‘The young guys are coming: Zverev, Shapovalov.