Daniil Medvedev believes Carlos Alcaraz is the most likely player to take over tennis once Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are all retired. Alcaraz, 19, is already a Grand Slam champion and he is also the youngest world No 1 in tennis history.
Medvedev described Alcaraz as “pure talent” and he believes the Spaniard has the best shot at emulating the Big Three’s success. “Yeah, I have to say Alcaraz is the best pick because he is the youngest No. 1 in world history.
We have guys like Novak [Djokovic], Rafa [Nadal], Roger [Federer], and he beat this record where you kind of thought that there are no more records to beat at the moment. I watched him in Buenos Aires, I didn’t see it in real.
The way he hits the ball, it’s pure talent. You cannot really practice this. The power he has on the forehand. He can win a lot of things. But, as we saw, he can also lose sometimes. He can get injured. You never know how one career is going to go,” Medvedev said, per Sportskeeda.
Medvedev tips, Alcaraz, Holger Rune to have a bright future
Rune, 19, has also already done some notable things. In late 2022, Rune won his first Masters title in Paris and also entered the top-10 for the first time in his career.
Medvedev believes the Dane is also someone who could do big things in the future. “If you asked me, I need to pick him. Holger Rune is super young, has won already a Masters. Playing great also. I saw hum cramping today. Tennis is never easy.
You never know how people’s careers is going to go. If I have to pick them two, they are the youngest and the highest ranked,” Medvedev said. Meanwhile, in-form Medvedev has won three consecutive titles and his next tournament is the Indian Wells Masters.