With a crop of talented young players such as Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic knocking on the door of the exclusive men`s grand slam club, the "Big Four" hegemony over the game`s top tournaments may be coming to a close, said Novak Djokovic.
U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic has predicted another new Grand Slam winner for next year claiming that there is a strong chance of another new winner next year as men's tennis opens up and the 'Big Four' era winds down.
Hidden behind the artistic beauty of Roger Federer`s tennis lurks the primal instinct of a cold-hearted killer and on Thursday Andy Murray was the unwitting victim as he was hammered 6-0 6-1 in his own backyard.
Japan`s Kei Nishikori surged to a three-set victory over alternate David Ferrer at the ATP World Tour Finals on Thursday and must now wait anxiously to see if he has done enough to reach the semi-finals.
A season that produced the biggest shake-up in men`s tennis for more than a decade draws to a close next week with three ATP World Tour Finals debutants striving to sign off breakthrough years with a large exclamation mark.
It`s been quite a year for Novak Djokovic, who is driving towards another year-ending number one spot, recently becoming a proud father and winning his third Paris Masters crown for his 600th ATP victory.
Novak Djokovic boosted his chances of finishing the season as world number one when he became the first player to retain his Paris Masters title with a 6-2 6-3 win over big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic in the final on Sunday.
World number one Novak Djokovic took a further step towards becoming the first player to retain his Paris Masters title when he saw off Japanese sixth seed Kei Nishikori 6-2 6-3 on Saturday to set up a final with Milos Raonic.