The Swedish former tennis player Mats Wilander and the German Mischa Zverev, Alexander’s brother, praised the Serbian Novak Djokovic in Eurosport: the Serbian comes from winning his second Grand Slam of the season and starts as a favorite for Wimbledon.
After the historic victory against Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final of the French Grand Slam, the current world number one received praise from Wilander, winner of 33 ATP titles (seven Majors) and leader of the ATP ranking for 20 weeks. “I’m not sure what he’s saying to himself in his head when he’s two sets down. Are you able to totally forget about the result and, after playing two hours against your opponent, know exactly what to do?” who lifted three Davis Cups with his native country, in 1984, 1985 and 1987. In addition, he expressed: “He chooses the right shot at the right time. He looks even fresher as the game progresses. He is so smart, strong and I’m calm these days. He seems unbeatable in the third, fourth and fifth sets. “
“We have to make Djokovic a favorite to win Wimbledon and probably a favorite for the US Open because we know what he’s capable of on hard courts,” Wilander said.
For his part, Zverev -zurdo, 33 years old and currently ranked 274- did not skimp on flattery: “He is a legend and is on his way to lift the four major tournaments in the same year. I was watching him when he was preparing for the ceremony and it looked like he was ready for Wimbledon. He was so psyched up. He’s a machine. “
“It is nice to see that Novak is a great fighter on the court and a gentleman off it. He is always in a state of peace of mind with himself. I am speechless because his performance was incredible,” closed Mischa, who registers a trophy in singles and four in doubles (two with his brother and the rest with the Russian Mikhail Youzhny).
The Belgrade-born 34 years ago lifted his 19th Grand Slam (nine Australian Open, five Wimbledon, three US Open and two Roland Garros) and was one short of equaling the Spanish. Rafael Nadal and the Swiss Roger Federer -tennis players with the most Majors obtained in the history of the sport.