In a new video posted on his Instagram account, famous coach Patrick Mouratoglou revealed his top 3 favorites for winning the men's US Open draw. Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz, and Daniil Medvedev are the French coach's picks.
"Daniil had an incredible start of the season, he's a Grand Slam winner. I would be very interested to see if he's able, like he's done in the past, to win a lot of tournaments this summer on hard courts because if so, he's going to be one of the guys who can win the US Open.
And then of course Sinner, Holger Rune, and others but you're going to have Alcaraz, Djokovic, Medvedev, three guys close in terms of level for winning a Grand Slam," Mouratoglou said on Instagram.
Mouratoglou thinks Alcaraz is not at Big Three level
Recently, Patrick Mouratoglou canceled people that argue that Carlos Alcaraz is on the same level as the Big 3, all of which have won around 20 Grand Slams.
"I don't like the idea of the Big 3 label for Alcaraz. We're in a different era. There is no more Big 3 anyway. There is Novak who's dominating the game and then Carlos comes in, wins two Grand Slams at 20 years old and is in a position that is incredible.
And he shows incredible qualities. To label him Big 3, for me, makes no sense. If you look at the game today, there is Novak and Carlos, Daniil, who's very close, he's winning a lot, and all the others that are under. That doesn't mean they can't win a Grand Slam but for the moment they're under.
Big 3 we're talking about Roger, Rafa, Novak, guys who have 20+ Grand Slams. So to label someone in the Big 3 on the men's tour makes no sense for me," said Patrick Mouratoglou.
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