In an interview to Sport Klub, the former world No. 5 Fernando Gonzalez spoke about the Wimbledon favorites. "I give a bit of an advantage to Novak Djokovic, he plays in a convincing way and he seems hungry, his game is so natural and it seems he does not have to make too much effort.
It's open", said the Chilean. "Around 10 or 15 years ago, we were speaking of Sampras, Agassi, Emerson, Laver, it was almost unthinkable that someone would have more than ten Grand Slam titles. Now you see that Roger, Rafa and Novak win Majors like nothing.
They are great, especially Novak who cameback after an injury." When will the younger players make a breakthrough? "We have been speaking about it for a long time, like five years... Many of them are knocking on the door.
The most important thing is to be careful about the daily work. Things change during a tennis career and there is a lot of experience involved. You also have to deal with pressure, not be safisfied with what you did, but keep working hard.
It's important to know that details can make a big difference." In an interview to Reuters the seven-time Grand Slam winner Mats Wilander commented on Novak Djokovic's chances to win the French. The Swede made a strong claim about the Serbian player.
"In the grand scheme of things Novak winning four in a row again, it would be the most impressive thing we have ever seen. If Novak wins the French, suddenly then he has to be compared to the greatest players of all time.
He will have 16 (slams) if he wins the French. Okay Roger will still have 20 but it would be comparable because he would have won the Nole Slam twice, I mean that’s unbelievable. To me that’s incredible, Novak winning here is a bigger deal than Rafa winning 12 (French Opens). But then if Rafa wins, he’s on 18 majors so it’s getting crowded at the top", said Wilander.