Goran ivanisevic had heated up the preview of the grand final of Roland Garros between Rafael Nadaly Novak Djokovic, in which finally the Spanish was broad dominator and won the victory 6-0, 6-2 and 7-5 to celebrate a new title at the Paris Grand Slam.
Before the match, one of the Serbian’s coaches had stated that Rafa had no chance against the world number one under these conditions. After the outcome of the decisive match, Ivanisevic reappeared and referred to his statements: He was really sure that Novak would win this Roland Garros. I may have said too ambitiously that Nadal didn’t stand a chance, but I really thought Novak was the favorite. It is true that it is Rafa’s place and that he can win on this court even when he plays the worst, but he was really convinced that this was the year for Novak to win Roland Garros, “he first stated in an interview with Sport Klub.
At the same time, the Croatian added about the match: “However, Novak was not at his level, Rafa played a perfect match and we got such a result. Unfortunately, Djokovic just started playing in the third set and then it was too late.” he pointed out.
By last, Ivanisevic affirmed that he is not sorry for his sayings: “I was totally sincere. I have every right to express what I think and to believe in my player and that this was the year that Djokovic would win Roland Garros. I exaggerated by saying that Nadal would not have a chance , but at that time I believed more in Novak, “he concluded.