The NextGen fails again

Ugo Humbert is the only NextGen tennis player who has managed to reach the round of 16 at Wimbledon. They fell Tsitsipas, Auger-Aliassime, Shapovalov, Tiafoe, Rudd, De Miñaur ...


The NextGen has failed again at Wimbledon. As in 2018, there is only one representative of this generation so promoted by the ATP, with much marketing and publicity around him, in the Wimbledon round of 16. It's the Frenchman Ugo Humbert (21 years old and 66th in the world) who will face Novak Djokovic on Monday.

The last course was among the best 16 Stefanos Tsitsipas, who this time has gone home in the first round, eliminated by Italian Thomas Fabbiano. From the top-10 of the Race to Milan, the classification ranking for the Under-21 Masters, they no longer compete in the individual box of the British Grand Slam Auger-Aliassime, Shapovalov, Tiafoe, Rudd, De Miñaur , Kecmanovic, Moutet and Ymer (fell in the previous one). Only the first was able to reach the third round, where it fell precisely Humbert.

The average age of the 16 tennis players who are in the eighth is 29.7 years and lower the French (21) and the Italian Berrettini ( 23) . There are nine of 30 or more: Federer (37), Verdasco (35), Nadal (33), Djokovic (32), Baptist (31), Kukushkin (31), Querrey (31), Sousa (30) , Paire (30); two have 29 (Nishikori and Pella), two 28 (Raonic and Goffin) and or 27 (Sandgren). Eleven years ago, in 2008, the first year Nadal won, the average was 24.8. Of the list of that edition are only here and now the Balearic, Federer and Verdasco. At the Australian Open, last January, Tsitsipas and Tiafoe played the fourth round; and in Roland Garros he repeated the Greek, the most stable within what fits. One big after another, the next tennis does not just arrive and the usual ones reign. The Big Three has won the last ten and there seems to be no one to discuss his dominance.



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