In a recent Instagram post, Patrick Mouratoglou named who are the best players who competed in the 2000s in some specific aspects of the game. In the video, Mouratoglou says that the player with the best forehand in his opinion is Juan Martin Del Potro.
Moving on to another shot, in the coach’s opinion, Marat Safin had the best two-handed backhand. On the other hand, from Patrick’s point of view, the best one-handed backhand belongs to Stan Wawrinka. Now, the «prize» for the best backhand cut goes to Roger Federer.
In terms of best serve, Mouratoglou chose Andy Roddick. As for the return, Novak Djokovic was preferred by Halep’s coach. The best volley? Go back to Roger Federer. Federer’s rival and friend Rafael Nadal was named the best fighter and the best southpaw by the coach.
“Let’s take a look at the best male tennis players of the 2000s! Here are my top picks, what about yours? Mouratoglou captioned the short video of her.
Mouratoglou built the «ultimate GOAT»
Earlier this year, coach Patrick Mouratoglou built «the ultimate GOAT of tennis» and the player he built has several attributes from the Big Three: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
20-time Grand Slam champion Federer was mentioned three times when Mouratoglou said his ultimate GOAT would have the Swiss’s overall talent, volley and footwork. Nadal, a record 22-time Grand Slam champion, had his name spoken twice by Mouratoglou when the French coach revealed that his top GOAT would have the fighting spirit and tenacity of the Spaniard.
Djokovic, who lifted his 21st Grand Slam title at Wimbledon, was also mentioned three times as Mouratoglou added the Serb’s return, backhand and athleticism to his ultimate GOAT. Furthermore, Mouratoglou revealed that his ultimate GOAT would have Nick Kyrgios’ serve, Stefanos Tsitsipas’ right hand and Daniil Medvedev’s swing.