World number six Stefanos Tsitsipas says he is hopeful he can be the one to end the “big three” dominance of Wimbledon. Since 2003, only Andy Murray has tasted glory at Wimbledon – in 2013 and 2016 – to take the prize away from either Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or defending champion Novak Djokovic.
The trio have won 53 Grand Slam titles between them over the last two decades, including both Slam events this season, with Djokovic winning the Australian Open and Nadal claiming French Open honours for a record 12th time.
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However, there are several younger players knocking on the door hoping to try and unseat the big three, with Tsitsipas being one of them. In 2019, the 20-year-old Greek star has seen his stock rise, winning the Open 13 I France and Estoril Open in Portugal as well as reaching the semi-finals of the Australian Open.
And, he is hopeful he can be the player to end the “boring” dominance of Grand Slam events, although he accepts anyone other than the big three would be a welcome change. “I want to be honest, I would love to see something different this year,” Tsitsipas said.
“Hopefully it can be me but I think it is good for the sport to have a little bit of variety and something different. “It is boring to see these guys win all the time. “We are responsible for that as the new generation to work hard and believe in ourselves.”