Soon after his retirement, basketball junkies everywhere craved the second coming of Michael, so much so that we dubbed every player after him who could jump out of the gym “The Next Jordan.” We soon learned it took a little more than hops to become the next MJ. Little did we know that athlete would come in the form of a golfer, not a basketball player.
Similarly, we have griped endlessly about the sad state of professional boxing’s heavyweight division, waiting for the next great champion to come along, but those of us who grew up with the sweet science need not worry. There’s a new triumvirate of heavyweight fighters whose matches rival the classics between Ali, Frazier and Foreman. Their names are Nadal, Federer and Djokovic.