The times are definitely changing, and I think the guard is rotating as well. Except there’s only so much you can change things for Serena, probably simply because she’s Serena.
Although I am reminded now of the 2008 Australian Open, when the guard was only Roger and Rafa, and Novak Djokovic was one of the two upstarts who upended them both to make a shocking final. Now he’s one of the upset. But considering Tsonga still is still slamless and not one of the Big Four, well, definitely both men playing tomorrow will really want to win that final; what happens in that match could define both their careers.
Except it’s sad one of those two is Cilic, considering he’s only a year out from a very dodgy sequence of events. I would actually have minded him having a suspension in his history less, perhaps, if there hadn’t been the attempt to cover it up. If one of him and Nishikori must ascend to the top now, well, go Kei!