The French Open 2020 noticed Rafael Nadal being topped because the champion for the thirteenth time. Defeating Novak Djokovic, the Spaniard claimed his twentieth Grand Salm title. With the win, Nadal went on to tie with Federer whereas Djokovic continues to be caught together with his seventeenth Slam. After the Roland Garros ultimate former Grand Slam champions, Tim Henman and Mats Wilander gave their verdict concerning the massive three.
Mats Wilander was all in reward for the Spaniard and even talked about he can go down within the books of historical past to be the best ever to grace the courtroom.
“I feel at the moment tells us that Rafa Nadal likely has the very best likelihood to go down as the best male tennis participant of all-time,” Wilander advised Eurosport.
Uncertainty over Federer
Roger Federer is nearing 40 and subsequently has a bit little bit of tennis left in him. Though this tiny spec of expertise can win him one other Grand Slam, but it’s sure that he gained’t be capable of push additional anymore. Nonetheless, each Nadal and Djokovic have a couple of years left in them. Subsequently, it gained’t be stunning to see them going past the 20 Slam mark.
“We’ve got our doubts about Roger Federer after all, he can nonetheless win one other one as a result of he’s a genius. With Novak Djokovic being three behind now, he nonetheless has an excellent likelihood. With Rafa successful right here now, it’s in all probability giving him a few years to maintain on going.”
The retired Sweedish worldwide agrees that the French Open defeat will hamper Djokovic’s mindset. Three away from the magical 20 Slam mark, Djokovic could make it up subsequent yr if he stays focussed.
“In fact, it’ll damage his confidence not having gained on the US Open after which this defeat. However now he goes into coaching for the Australian Open the place he turns into a transparent favourite – and he is aware of if he wins three Majors subsequent yr, which we predict yearly will do, then he’s up at 20 as nicely. “
Djokovic’s gameplay has been termed a bit completely different from the orthodox model. The Serbian’s mindset is his biggest asset. Nonetheless, dropping two Grand Slams in a trot would possibly have an effect on his psychological strategy.
“Novak’s physique and his recreation is extra fashionable and I feel he can keep longer. The query is whether or not he’s as emotionally concerned as he has been during the last two years. That’s the query I’d like to have answered in Australia.”
Novak Djokovic over Rafael Nadal
Tim Henman straightaway claimed Djokovic will march forth to win probably the most variety of Grand Slam titles. The Serbian’s younger age and health are favorable for staying within the recreation for a very long time and subsequently a simple selection as to successful probably the most variety of Grand Slams.
“If I needed to choose one participant who will win probably the most Grand Slams it will nonetheless be Novak Djokovic. I have a look at his recreation, his physicality, he looks like he’s in good condition.”
Though Nadal too has a good bit of time left within the courtroom, his battle together with his knees could be the issue holding him again.
“I feel Rafa’s physique has been a bit extra overwhelmed up with the issues with the knees he’s had. It’s superb for Rafa to have matched Roger and obtained to twenty Grand Slam titles. To attract stage on 20 is past even his personal wildest desires.
The ultimate verdict
Definitely, if we take all the pieces into consideration, Novak Djokovic is the very best swimsuit to stroll away with probably the most variety of titles. Federer gained’t be capable of go for much longer together with his tally. Nadal will endure a bit together with his physicality. Nonetheless, if Nadal continues to carry out on this method, then Djokovic gained’t be capable of catch him even when he performs a couple of years greater than Nadal.