Andy Murray’s brother, Jamie Murray, has said the return of his brother Andy Murray with other big guns means Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will face stiff competition at the Grand Slam level in 2018.
World no. 1, Rafael Nadal captured his 10th French Open title in June before going on to win the US Open, while great Swiss, Roger Federer ended his five-year wait for a Grand Slam after clinching the Australian Open in January, and later the Wimbledon.
And Jamie Murray has said he would be surprised if the two greats will next year, repeat the level of success they had this season.
“I would be surprised if Nadal and Federer dominate the Grand Slams between them like they did this year,” doubles specialist Murray said.
“I think if Andy (Murray), Novak (Djokovic), and Stan (Wawrinka) are back fit and fully motivated they will get right back to the top fairly quickly.
“I know that Andy is absolutely determined, and it’s good for them that the Australian Open is right in front of them. I don’t see any new names quite ready yet to dislodge them. Others are coming back, like Kei Nishikori and Milos Raonic.
“Juan Martin Del Potro will be dangerous if he stays healthy,” he added.
With all the big guns returning back to action after relatively long spells on the sidelines due to injuries, we are sure to expect a blockbuster season come 2018.