Teenage 3 Musketeers

chjtennis

G.O.A.T.
Denis Shapovalov, Stefano Tsitsipas, Alex De Minaur.

Denis is the most flash and has the star quality. His lefty one handed backhand is a thing of beauty and he is aggressive, always looking to come to the net. I think he is the closest thing to Fed in the last 20 years in terms of style.

Tsitsipas is another one handed backhander, but is right handed. The tall Greek kid can be the next big thing in tennis from Greece since Sampras(yes, he is an American but has Greek heritage). He is smooth and has a good game all round.

De Minaur is clam and has great composure. He seems to be level headed, which is lacking from recent Australian young players who have failed despite their huge potential. He listens and works hard for his dream, and to me, that is a necessary quality for success. The only down size is his small frame, but Hewitt dominated much bigger opponents when he was no.1 so this kid can do it as well.

These 3 young guns, to my eyes, are the brightest of the future stars. My prediction - they will be inside top 10 by 2020, and top 5 by 2022. Do you agree?
 

tata

Hall of Fame
I have my eye on Alex. The way he played higher ranked players in Australia showed his game and tennis iq is at a very mature level for his age. He can scramble and serve and volley. But yes his body needs to develop to back him up. Just wait til that happens. His head looks to be in the right place. Hopefully ot doesn't back flip like tomic or nick.
 

Milehigh5280

Professional
I need to watch them some more, but I've been impressed with what I've seen. If they're all top 5/10 in a few years along with players like Felix and Sascha then I think tennis will be in a good state.
 

reaper

Legend
Denis Shapovalov, Stefano Tsitsipas, Alex De Minaur.

Denis is the most flash and has the star quality. His lefty one handed backhand is a thing of beauty and he is aggressive, always looking to come to the net. I think he is the closest thing to Fed in the last 20 years in terms of style.

Tsitsipas is another one handed backhander, but is right handed. The tall Greek kid can be the next big thing in tennis from Greece since Sampras(yes, he is an American but has Greek heritage). He is smooth and has a good game all round.

De Minaur is clam and has great composure. He seems to be level headed, which is lacking from recent Australian young players who have failed despite their huge potential. He listens and works hard for his dream, and to me, that is a necessary quality for success. The only down size is his small frame, but Hewitt dominated much bigger opponents when he was no.1 so this kid can do it as well.

These 3 young guns, to my eyes, are the brightest of the future stars. My prediction - they will be inside top 10 by 2020, and top 5 by 2022. Do you agree?
De Minaur has really struggled against high level opponents so far. He won only 3 games against Del Potro at Indian Wells, 7 games against Nadal in BO5 at Wimbledon and only 5 games against Isner recently. He's quick and determined, but so far he's had success against regular tour players but been blown away by the elite. Interesting to see if he can turn that around against Zverev tonight, but so far his lack of firepower against big hitters has been his undoing.
 

oldmanfan

Legend
Denis Shapovalov, Stefano Tsitsipas, Alex De Minaur.

Denis is the most flash and has the star quality. His lefty one handed backhand is a thing of beauty and he is aggressive, always looking to come to the net. I think he is the closest thing to Fed in the last 20 years in terms of style.

Tsitsipas is another one handed backhander, but is right handed. The tall Greek kid can be the next big thing in tennis from Greece since Sampras(yes, he is an American but has Greek heritage). He is smooth and has a good game all round.

De Minaur is clam and has great composure. He seems to be level headed, which is lacking from recent Australian young players who have failed despite their huge potential. He listens and works hard for his dream, and to me, that is a necessary quality for success. The only down size is his small frame, but Hewitt dominated much bigger opponents when he was no.1 so this kid can do it as well.

These 3 young guns, to my eyes, are the brightest of the future stars. My prediction - they will be inside top 10 by 2020, and top 5 by 2022. Do you agree?
I agree on Shapovalov/Tsitsipas and can see them possibly as top5-10 by 2022. But this assumes that they improve by quite a bit.

Among other things, Shapovalov really needs to work on his return game (a slice return would be a good start bc he's giving away too many points w/ topspin-BH-return misses).

Tsitsipas needs to improve his serve to allow more free points (his current serve is decent, but should be much better with his height).

As for TheDemon, I too think his fight is his best quality, similar to Hewitt. But I think he's more of a Ferrer, game wise. He does everything pretty well, but no real weapons or 'go to' shot that can end points on command. Without his blazing speed, he'd be no where near top10. Blazing speed is great, but is too much of a crutch and is hard to maintain year-in, year-out throughout the long tennis seasons without injury.

The 19-22 age group has some potential great players. They will rule by default as the older players fade, but hopefully they will realize their potentials and push the oldies out instead.
 

chjtennis

G.O.A.T.
De Minaur has really struggled against high level opponents so far. He won only 3 games against Del Potro at Indian Wells, 7 games against Nadal in BO5 at Wimbledon and only 5 games against Isner recently. He's quick and determined, but so far he's had success against regular tour players but been blown away by the elite. Interesting to see if he can turn that around against Zverev tonight, but so far his lack of firepower against big hitters has been his undoing.
It just wasn't to be tonight for Alex. He still needs to grow his body more. Even if he doesn't add few inches to his height, as he gets older, his strength will improve and he may start getting some results once he gets that level of strength.
 

tata

Hall of Fame
When a kid this young and is still in the early stages of developing you can almost certainly say the best is yet to come. Watch this space.
 

prairiegirl

Hall of Fame
Denis Shapovalov, Stefano Tsitsipas, Alex De Minaur.

Denis is the most flash and has the star quality. His lefty one handed backhand is a thing of beauty and he is aggressive, always looking to come to the net. I think he is the closest thing to Fed in the last 20 years in terms of style.

Tsitsipas is another one handed backhander, but is right handed. The tall Greek kid can be the next big thing in tennis from Greece since Sampras(yes, he is an American but has Greek heritage). He is smooth and has a good game all round.

De Minaur is clam and has great composure. He seems to be level headed, which is lacking from recent Australian young players who have failed despite their huge potential. He listens and works hard for his dream, and to me, that is a necessary quality for success. The only down size is his small frame, but Hewitt dominated much bigger opponents when he was no.1 so this kid can do it as well.

These 3 young guns, to my eyes, are the brightest of the future stars. My prediction - they will be inside top 10 by 2020, and top 5 by 2022. Do you agree?
Yes, I agree.
 
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