The Big Four— Roger Federer , Rafael Nadal , Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray—have built a legacy of sustained excellence by refusing to vacate the first four slots in the world rankings and absolutely dominating Grand Slams, winning 45 of the past 50 major singles trophies.
Nadal dominated the clay season, winning his tenth title at Roland Garros, but has struggled to maintain that high level of play on the summer hardcourt.
And while the Williams sisters have given American fans plenty to cheer for on the women’s side of the tour, there hasn’t been a men’s Grand Slam Champion from the States since Andy Roddick’s 2003 U.S. Open win.
The young Americans have grown up in the era of modern tennis, a game that requires tremendous speed and strength with the majority of points won in slugfests from the baseline.
This newest generation is made up of well-rounded, all-court competitors who are hungry for success, playing some of the most exciting tennis you’ll see today—made even more so by the fact that they’ve caused a lot of upsets against top opponents recently.
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