These days, Patrick Mouratoglou, the French coach of the American Serena Williams, was the protagonists when organizing the Ultimate Tennis Showdown tournament. The coach, regarding the return of the official circuit, said that if Rafael Nadal plays Roland Garros, the Spanish will win again.
Nadal holds the record of a player in a Grand Slam, adding 12 cups in a single, right on the clay of the French Open. And for the renowned coach, if the left-hander decides to participate again in said event, between September and October, moved on the calendar by the coronavirus pandemic, he will be the champion again.
“From what I heard, Nadal is going to play Roland Garros, so the only question to be solved is who will beat him in the final,” he said. The historical plus of the Spanish left-hander, No. 2 in the ATP ranking, is that he prevailed in the 12 finals he played in that traditional tournament.
He also spoke of the controversial attitude of the Serbian Novak Djokovic, current No. 1 in the world, in recent months. “If you’re a superstar like him, you’re supposed to set yourself up as a role model. I think he made a mistake, but we all make mistakes. It’s easy to criticize him,” added Mouratoglou.
About Serena’s plans to play the US Open, her coach shows some doubts. “She expressed herself with great optimism before the situation worsened. If the tournament is held, which I still doubt, I think that she will have many options to emerge as champion. I will be there accompanying her, in principle there would be no restrictions on traveling. from Europe. His plan is to compete in Cincinnati, the truth is that it could be a risk to play a Grand Slam without having competed before, but it will be necessary to see how everything develops, “he said.