Predict the Slam winners: 2018-2020

#1
Hopefully this serves as a thread to discuss the next generation of players but hell, maybe Murray and Djokovic are still contending here.

I feel Kyrgios and Coric are splitting the Slam victories. Maybe Kokkikanis is getting a few too.
 
#2
Despite the early onset of his physical decline, Grigor Dimitrov will be able to bag his 5th successive Wimbledon title to bring his total count to 18 majors.
 
#5
I'm actually not sure if Djokovic is side-stepped so easily. He'll be going on 31 in 2018 sure, but he strikes me as an Agassi clone in terms of his career. He'll be the last man standing and still better than the generation ahead of him. Good enough to basically steal a Slam or two.

Here's the thing, say he wins the USO this year. He'll have 10/11 titles past age 23. For reference, Federer nabbed 12/17 past 23. However he only netted 5 past 27. Novak is already at 3 in that department.
 
#6
Federer finished #2 at 33 last season.
Looks to finish Top 3/4 this season at 34.

Murray and Djokovic will end the 2020 season aged 33.

Guys like Wawrinka are making dents, not the next generation. Sad times.
 
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Cenarius

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#7
2017

AO:Kokkinakis
FO:Zverev
W:Kyrgios
UO:Tomic

2018

AO:Tomic
FO:Zverev
W:Zverev
UO:Kokkinakis

2019

AO:Kyrgios
FO:Zverev
W:Zverev
UO:Zverev

2020
AO:Zverev
FO:Zverev
W:Zverev
UO:Zverev
 
#11
I see Djokovic still winning slams then. If he ages well Murray could really shine at that point. I see Kygrios winning a slam. Coric and Kokkikanis could win a slam or two each too.
 
#12
2017
AO: Djokovic
FO: Djokovic
W: Dimtrov
UO:Coric

2018
AO:Nishikori
FO:Kokkinakis
W:Kyrgios
UO: Dimitrov

2019
AO:Tomic
FO:Goffin
W:Raonic
UO:Raonic

2020
AO:Kokkinakis
FO:Tomic
W:Thiem
UO: Dimitrov
 
#13
They will probably mostly be won by the current day equivilents of Albert Costa, Gaston Gaudio, Thomas Johnasson, Juan Carlos Ferrero etc.

2017-2022 will likely be quite similar to 1997-2002. Lots of different winners.

So guys like Nishikori and Raonic will almost certainly win something. Guys like Simon, Berdych, Troicki, Gasquet, Monfils might just sneak through a particularly weak draw in a slam when theyre playing out of their minds
 
#14
2018 AO: Kokkinakis
2018 FO: Djokovic
2018 W: Djokovic
2018 USO: FAA

2019 AO: Ćorić
2019 FO: Rublev
2019 W: Raonic
2019 USO: Tiafoe

2020 AO: Ćorić
2020 FO: FAA
2020 W: Djokovic
2020 USO: Rublev
 
#15
They will probably mostly be won by the current day equivilents of Albert Costa, Gaston Gaudio, Thomas Johnasson, Juan Carlos Ferrero etc.

2017-2022 will likely be quite similar to 1997-2002. Lots of different winners.

So guys like Nishikori and Raonic will almost certainly win something. Guys like Simon, Berdych, Troicki, Gasquet, Monfils might just sneak through a particularly weak draw in a slam when theyre playing out of their minds
I'll weep then.
 
#16
I'll weep then.
Either that will happen, or Djokovic (and to a lesser degree possibly Murray and/or a recovered Nadal) will be winning more majors too, imparticular Djokovic.

Either way your idea Generation Next will produce a couple dominant champions who will be sweeping all the slams those years isnt happening. Best case is they might share them with the aforementioned others by then.
 
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VexlanderPrime

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#18
I just cannot see Kyrios winning a slam. Just so mentally weak. He's not HALF the player Andy Murray is and look how hard it is for Andy to steel his mind and win slams.

Tomic is never winning a slam.

Roanic is going to win some slams. Nishi will prob get 1-2.
 
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#21
The next US Open is the last chance for an under30 yo player to win a slam. And I don't see it happening with Federer, Djokovic, Nadal, Del Potro, Cilic being the favourites.
 
#29
What I take from this thread is how much of an utter disappointment Kokkinakis turned out to be.

Hey now 2 more years to go people!

Either that will happen, or Djokovic (and to a lesser degree possibly Murray and/or a recovered Nadal) will be winning more majors too, imparticular Djokovic.

Either way your idea Generation Next will produce a couple dominant champions who will be sweeping all the slams those years isnt happening. Best case is they might share them with the aforementioned others by then.
Good call.


2018 AO: Nadal
2018 FO: Berlocq
2018 W: Lu
2018 USO: Ferrer

2019 AO: Ferrer
2019 FO: Nadal
2019 W: Gasquet
2019 USO: Nishikori

2020 AO: Federer
2020 FO: Ferrer
2020 W: Murray
2020 USO: Stepanek

As you can see, Ferrer the most dominant overall.
I like how this joke post has 4 legitimate shots in it.
 

Towny

Professional
#32
This just shows how difficult it is to make predictions several years in advance. It also shows us how garbage LostGen and older NextGen have been.

Call it 'career inflation' if you want (that's certainly accurate), but it's been incredible to watch the longevity and dominance of Federer, Nadal and Djokovic. They have surpassed all my expectations and are somehow still going. The era of the Big 3 will not be quickly forgotten
 
#33
This just shows how difficult it is to make predictions several years in advance. It also shows us how garbage LostGen and older NextGen have been.

Call it 'career inflation' if you want (that's certainly accurate), but it's been incredible to watch the longevity and dominance of Federer, Nadal and Djokovic. They have surpassed all my expectations and are somehow still going. The era of the Big 3 will not be quickly forgotten
Well then...get ready for another 3 or 4 years of "mostly" Djokodal GS trophy sharing! I can nearly guarantee you, that these two will still be winning at least one grand slam per season beyond 2020 for at least 2 or 3 more seasons! And this year and next year they both will be the ONLY winners, with Djokovic winning majority of them...Rafa will snatch a couple too here and there (Probably either this or next year's RG in addition to either USO or WC titles...), the rest will be gathered by Djokovic, period! Starting from 2021 - one GS title for Rafa and one for Novak till 2022, the other 4 will be won by next gen, Tsitsipas will snatch 2, the other two guys i am not able to predict 1 each!...then Novak will win his last in 2023 (probably AO)...
 
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