Mouratoglou rejects Alcaraz joining the Big 3: "Makes no sense"

Mouratoglou doesn't think Alcaraz is good enough to join Roger, Rafa, and Novak.

by Claudiu Pop
Mouratoglou rejects Alcaraz joining the Big 3: "Makes no sense"

Patrick Mouratoglou shut down those that claim Alcaraz is on the same level as the Big 3. For the French coach, joining Nadal, Federer, and Djokovic requires one to win 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.

Mouratoglou belives Djokovic felt under pressure against Alcaraz at Wimbledon

The famous French coach expressed his thought on the Wimbledon final between Carlos Alcaraz and Novak Djokovic, ended with the Spaniard's victory.

"I honestly believe that what tipped the balance in Carlos' favor was that he felt freer and more relaxed in the decisive moments, this led him to be more aggressive and to play his tennis without problems.The Wimbledon final was a very mental match, the two made it but Djokovic had the match in hand several times.

Both in the tiebreak of the second set and in that break point in the fifth but I saw him tense in the key moments.Nole is the most successful tennis player in history and perhaps this is also on his shoulders. Being the big favorite and always playing to increase your own extraordinary high scores puts a strain on you, mentally, and ends up being a burden. I definitely think Alcaraz took advantage of that," said Mouratoglou.

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