Tennis' wait for the next generation of stars to truly take over the men's game has been extended again in 2022.

After Rafael Nadal rose to fame at the Australian Open and French Open and claimed a record 22 career Grand Slams,

Tennis' wait for the next generation of stars to truly take over the men's game has been extended again in 2022.

Novak Djokovic stormed to his 21st Wimbledon. Before the US Open, it must be acknowledged that Dominic

Thiem and Daniil Medvedev's first Slam in two years in New York did not represent a changing of the guard.

Indeed, these tournaments were the only two of the previous 17 Slams played that did not end in the possession of Djokovic or Nadal.

But what about their old rival and former "Big Three" pioneer Roger Federer? The past few years have indeed looked very different for the experienced Swiss.

Federer plans to return to tennis next month at the Laver Cup, where he will play alongside Djokovic, Nadal and Andy Murray as part of Team Europe.