Wimbledon: Can anyone end the Big 4’s streak?



AP Tennis Writer

LONDON — Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray have ruled Wimbledon for the past 14 years, combining to win the tournament every time in that span.

No real surprise, given the way that Big 4 dominates tennis.

“Because they’ve been so good compared to every other player the last 10, 15 years,” fifth-seeded Stan Wawrinka said Saturday at the All England Club, two days before play begins, “they’ve been winning here every year.”

Somewhere, of course, there is a man who one day will win Wimbledon — and other Grand Slam titles, too.

Asked about the quartet’s reign at the grass-court major, Federer said: “It’s like that, but (things) can change tomorrow, very quickly.”

John McEnroe recalls knowing early on in the careers of players such as Nadal or Djokovic that they would break through.

Lately, though, the seven-time major champion said, “I don’t see that person right now that’s got it all, where you’re like, ‘OK.'”