A General Overview
Tennis has been a game for the elites, since the very beginning. Decades and more years pass by, but the crowds will always remember the legends, the legends who seem to revolutionize the very essence of the game, and change the perspective, style and outlook of the game, making it seem much more different to the world. Some years back, it was Ivan Lendl and Boris Becker, and a few years later it was Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf, and now, it’s mostly up to the likes of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, paving the world for the futuristic players to rule. Looking forward to the Australian Open 2014, which is the next biggest Grand Slam coming up, we will try to analyze the chances of the star players for the same. An article cannot possibly encompass all action which has been taking place possibly in the recent past. However, we will try to cover the main players, and see how their game plans have changed over the years.
Top Star Players who have a good chance in Australian Open, 2014
- Rafael Nadal
Post his injury in mid 2013, Rafael Nadal has been unstoppable in all aspects of the game. Not only has he managed to obtain the much coveted No. 1 position, Nadal has carved a niche for himself to be able to beat the likes of Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray recovering from injury, making it one of the best comebacks till date. Having been one of the best left-handed players with a solid defense and immaculate top spin control, Nadal is known for his friendship and onfield rivalry with tennis great Roger Federer. Being the so-called ‘King of Clay’, Nadal has proved quite a few of his critics wrong. Even though the surfaces in Down Under may not be that conducive, but one can never forget 2009 !
- Novak Djokovic
Djokovic’s transformation after stepping into the international platform was one of the best to be seen ever. Having been No. 3 for quite a few years since his entry into the arena, Novak Djokovic has grown in stature and matured to be one of the most impactful tennis players to have graced the tennis courts. Attaining huge success in a relatively short time, Novak Djokovic is best known for his ruthless ground shots and his sense of brutally defeating his opponent out of sheer fatigue. Being really effective on hard courts, Novak Djokovic has a really good chance to win this one, yet again, after winning it last year as well.
- Andy Murray
The heard hitting Briton has fought his way through the likes of legends like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic to prove a point by winning Olympic Gold Medals.Being good on hard court, he too can prove a point in the Australian Open.
Players who need to fight back at Australian Open
- Roger Federer
One player whom the spotlight will never claim to miss. Dropping to No. 6 behind Del Potro, the legend might have diminished a little too far in terms of his health and fitness levels, and his ability to win Grand Slams. Critics allege that he might have started counting his days, but it is time for the legend to prove ’em all wrong. Is the reign of so many years a joke?
- David Ferrer
Continuing with his Spaniard counterpart, David Ferrer has quickly succeeded in becoming a regular in finals and semifinals. Breaking into the Top 3, David Ferrer needs to win a Grand Slam to prove a point, rather than just entering finals and semi finals. Can this be his turn?