08 Feb '11, 5pm

Tennis: Nadal and Federer era is over, says Tsonga

Tennis: Nadal and Federer era is over, says Tsonga

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands: Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on Tuesday sauntered into the second round of the ATP Rotterdam Open after a 6-4, 6-4 defeat of Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov and declared the era of domination from Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal is over. The eighth-seed who lost the 2008 Australian Open final to Novak Djokovic said that the Serb's victory in Melbourne little more than a week ago over Andy Murray marked a gate-crashing of the private party enjoyed by the Swiss and Spaniard for the last half-decade. "Federer and Nadal are not alone (at the top of the rankings) any more," said Tsonga, who fired 11 aces in his 75-minute win over the 19-year-old Dimitrov. "Maybe on clay, things (Nadal's victories) are still the same, but not on other surfaces. "Djokovic and Murray are beating Nadal and Federer very often, all the players are improving their games. It's not just...

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