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'A new incredible player will surpass our records,' predicts Roger Federer

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Roger Federer says he believes an 'incredible player' will come along and surpass the achievements of the big three.

Federer, along with Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic have all amassed 20 Grand Slam titles in their remarkable careers, and all will be eying more before they are eventually done too.

That has not left much room for other players to win majors in the last 15 years, but Federer thinks it's only a matter of time before someone comes along who is even better than they are.

Asked the question directly, Roger Federer said: “I think [so], yes.

"I feel like nowadays – and this is not to take anything away from Rafa, Novak or myself, for that matter – but, you know, I feel like it’s easier to dominate through the different surfaces nowadays.

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“Back in the day, yes, we did have three grass-court events, but maybe the margins were slimmer.

"I feel like there were hard-court players, clay-court players and there weren’t so many players who could play on all surfaces. Sure, [Bjorn] Borg did it, but things were different.

"Players weren’t chasing one Slam after another like they are today and record after record. Nowadays such a strategy is much more part of your career.

“So, yes, a new, incredible player will, I believe, break our run of 20 Grand Slams eventually – but not overnight!”

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