Patrick Mouratoglou has shown utmost respect for current World No. 1 Novak Djokovic saying that the Serbian is nearly unbeatable at this point of his career and other contenders’ chances of winning will only be possible if Djokovic’s level of play drops in the tournaments he’ll join in the future.
In an interview, the French coach said that it is likely that Roger Federer will most likely win another Grand Slam than for rival Rafael Nadal to get back to top form in his career.
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“The Grand Slam is an exploit amazingly difficult to realize but if [Novak] Djokovic keeps playing this way… the only one who can stop him, is himself. If he has a bad day and his opponent plays the match of his life,” Mouratoglou shared to TennisBest.com when asked about Federer’s chances of winning another Grand Slam and a possible resurgence from Nadal.
The trio of Djokovic, Federer and Nadal are considered three of the greatest players in the history of the sport with Federer owning 17 Grand Slam titles in his career while Nadal has 14 majors titles.
However, Novak Djokovic, who has 11 Grand Slam championships, has dominated the ATP tour the past few years and poised to challenge to break Federer’s world record of total titles in the next few seasons.
Mouratoglou is one of the most respected trainers in the sport handling the careers of the likes of Marcos Baghdatis, Jeremy Chardy, Grigor Dimitrov, Yanina Wickmayer and Serena Williams, among others.
Mouratoglou also talked about the difference between coaching a man and woman in the tour saying that women players tend to be more emotional and need to be reassured more than the men players he has trained.
Mouratoglou has helped Williams, the current best player in the women’s tour, to a career Golden Slam including winning all four majors in the tour.
Federer is coming off an injury while Nadal has continued to struggle at this point of his career. With Novak Djokovic maintaining his status as the best player, Mouratoglou believes that Djokovic will continue to dominate the ATP tour in the coming seasons.
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