(Reuters) - Boris Becker says more youthful players on the guys’s excursion do now not have the right mindset to undertaking the “large three” of Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic inside the Grand Slams.

The trio have received every Grand Slam in view that 2017, with 33-12 months-vintage Nadal claiming the brand new title at Roland Garros on Sunday, dispatching 25-12 months-vintage Austrian Dominic Thiem within the very last for a 2nd straight 12 months.

Becker, who received Wimbledon elderly 17 and went on to win six Slams, said it was the mental factor of the game extra than anything that set Nadal, Federer (37) and Djokovic (32) apart.


“i was simply studying a stat that no active participant outside the huge three beneath 28, other than Thiem, has been in a Grand Slam very last,” Becker, a pundit with Eurosport, stated searching ahead to Wimbledon which begins on July 1.

“That’s now not right, that’s no longer a praise for anyone below 28. And don’t give me that ‘the others are too accurate’. We should question the nice and the mind-set of anyone under 28, it just doesn’t make experience.”

different gamers to reach guys’s Grand Slam finals within the beyond 3 years had been Juan Martin del Potro, Kevin Anderson, Marin Cilic and Stan Wawrinka — all elderly 30 and above.

“As a whole lot as I admire Roger, Rafa and Novak, young gamers need to display up,” Becker delivered. “finally, they will be too old, but you want to peer the passing of the torch whilst they're still of their top.

“There’s a certain mentality that they (younger gamers) don’t have, that the three others do have. It’s not the forehands, it’s no longer the fitness. It’s mindset (and) mindset that makes the distinction among triumphing and losing.”