Rafael Nadal Does not see Tennis in his 'not-so-Distant' Future

Despite registering his 61st win in 62 matches on red clay, Rafael Nadal says the future of tennis is not centered around either him or Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray or Roger Federer. "(We're) not going to be here for 10 more years."

updated: May 30, 2014 08:45 IST
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Paris: Shortly after winning for the 61st time in his 62nd match on the red clay at Roland Garros, Rafael Nadal took a moment to look at the future of tennis.

And the top-seeded Spaniard doesn't see himself in the picture. Or Roger Federer. Or Novak Djokovic. Or Andy Murray.

True, Nadal advanced to the third round of the French Open on Thursday, beating a 20-year-old Austrian in straight sets. But it's that same 20-year-old Austrian, Dominic Thiem, who is one of the men who could start winning the major titles that have been so elusive to almost everyone outside that famous quartet.

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