Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray won 90 per cent of Grand Slams this decade

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This decade, you can count on one hand how many times a men's singles Grand Slam title has been won by someone other than Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray. 

Of the 40 Grand Slams on offer this decade, the quartet often known as the 'Big Four' in men's tennis collected 36 of them.

This is a level of domination that few sports can even imagine.

Outside of Federer and co, Swiss player Stan Wawrinka managed to achieve three Grand Slam victories, being the main opposition to the elite four this decade.

Marin Cilic's US Open win in 2014 is the only other time outside of Wawrinka when the Big Four fell flat. 

With Federer now at 38, Nadal at 33 and Djokovic and Murray at 32, there have been times when spectators thought that a new wave of young players would overthrow the Big Four, but this is yet to come to fruition.

Heading to Melbourne for the start of the 2020 Slam season, there will remain the same level of scepticism as in previous seasons that young players will finally be able to announce themselves as the best on the court.

Nadal and Djokovic both won two Slams each in 2019, neither of them showing any signs of slowing down, while Federer and the Spaniard both ended up as losing finalists in two of them.

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Murray has battled with various injuries in recent years, but was hugely dominant throughout the decade, having won three Grand Slam tournaments and two gold medals in two Olympics. 

Djokovic has won an incredible 16 Grand Slams, Nadal a mind-blowing 19, and Federer an absolutely insane 20 Grand Slams in total throughout their careers.

However, in this specific decade (2010-2020), Djokovic leads the way with 15 Grand Slams, ahead of Nadal's 13, Federer's five and Murray's three. 

The Big Four certainly don't seem to be going anywhere soon, so it may be a while yet before we see a new wave of young players stepping up to the plate and dethroning the standing elite. 

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