'You'Ll Get Novak Djokovic', Says Former Coach

‘You’ll get Novak Djokovic,’ says former coach

The American tennis movement is experiencing a moment of great renaissance. In recent years, the star-studded national team has given birth to excellent talents who grow more and more and break through among the best. From Taylor Fritz, already an established tennis player among the top ten in the world ranking, through Frances Tiafoe and Tommy Paul, who little by little are obtaining more than encouraging results even in the Slams, to the new signings, Sebastian Korda, Ben Shelton and Brandon Nakashima, who have crossed the wall of the first 50 and predict prestigious results in the future.

Patrick McEnroe, John’s brother, shared, before the Tennis365 microphones, a very ambitious prognosis. Already in the next Wimbledon, he predicts that one of the aforementioned tennis players will be able to overcome Novak Djokovic and lift the prestigious London trophy: «I think the group of young Americans that is emerging in recent times could be a strong alternative to Djokovic.

Any opponent facing the Serb will be highly motivated to break his winning streak in London, and I have a feeling there are several players from our country capable of doing that,» Patrick said. «You have to look at Fritz after he came to quarterfinals last year, but I also see Shelton as very dangerous on the grass.

I think you can adapt your tennis very well to this surface if you know how to interpret the bounce of the ball well, he said, before pointing directly to two players who have been stars in Melbourne. And there is a clear feeling that both Sebastian Korda and Tommy Paul can succeed in this tournament.

“Tommy is getting more solid, he is able to attack the ball early and I see a serious chance that he will do very well on grass. However, my favorite is Korda. He is a guy who has incredible potential and if he recovers well from his wrist injury suffered in Australia and works to hit the ball harder on serve, I think he is a real threat for Wimbledon 2023″, concluded the brother of the old american legend.

Brad Gilbert on Nole Djokovic

During the Holding Court with Patrick McEnroe podcast, Brad Gilbert gave his thoughts on the rest of the upcoming 2023 season for Novak Djokovic before comparing the Serb to two other legends, who between them have 16 Grand Slam titles.

“Put Andre Agassi and Ivan Lendl in the blender, you get Novak Djokovic. If I had to set an upper limit, I’d say two ‘and a half’ Slams for him. He is improving at 35 ”, said the former coach of Agassi, but also of Andy Roddick and Andy Murray.

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