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Roland Garros 2024: the Big Three give way to the Pars: the first time in 20 years without Nadal, Djokovic and Federer in the final

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Roland Garros 2024: the Big Three give way to the Pars: the first time in 20 years without Nadal, Djokovic and Federer in the final

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EThe tennis world has been wondering for years when a generation of tennis players will arrive capable of taking over from Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. That moment has come and he did it in Paris.

The final match between Carlos Alcaraz and Alexander Zverev at Roland Garros is the first in 20 years without the presence of a member of the ‘Big Three’ of the racket In the battle last Sunday to lift the cup of the Knights.

To find the last time Nadal , Djokovic or Federer were not in the final We have to go back to the edition of the French Open in 2004 , with Argentines Gaston Gaudio and Guillermo Coria as champions. Gan Gaudio.

Three different heroes

In 2005, the dominance of Rafael Nadal began , which lasted for 14 years. When I won it they did it Federer , in 2009, Stan Wawrinka , in 2015 , but they beat Djokovic, And ‘null’ for three times , in 2016, 2021 and 2023. There will be a new camp at Roland Garros on Sunday.

Rafa, Roger and Novak participated in 62 of the last 74 Grand Slams until the phenomenon of The Sinner appeared at the last Australian Open. In their small dominance, only seven players managed to steal a big one from them: Juan Martin del Potro (US Open 2009); Andy Murray (US Open 2012, Wimbledon 2013 and 2016); Stan Wawrinka (Australian 2014, Roland Garros 2015 and US Open 2016), Marin Cilic (US Open 2014), Dominic Thiem (US Open 2020), Daniel Medvedev (US Open 2021) and Carlos Alcaraz (US Open 2022 and Wimbledon 2023).

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