American coach Nick Bollettieri believes the 16-time Major winner Novak Djokovic is the greatest player ever. Bollettieri, as quoted by Tennis Tonic, said: "He moves well, recovers quickly, plays shortstop, serves, is very intelligent on the field.
He is the best and it is great to see him again at the height of his game. What makes a man a champion is when you don’t want to make it to the top”. Djokovic won his 15th and 16th Slams in 2019, after claiming the Australian Open and Wimbledon titles.
On the WTA side, Bollettieri added: “For girls, it’s Serena Williams. I’ve been fortunate to work with many, but Serena is a class unto herself. Her style of play is different. It plays the same as if to say “I will attack you from the first point.
What happens to her now that she has a child and is not in the best shape is to hit the ball very straight. I hope they find their way back, but that year, working with her and Venus, their parents Orasin and Richard, is something wonderful."
Meanwhile, former world No. 1 Todd Woodbridge said: “I think this Australian Open, maybe more than any I’ve looked at over the last five years or so, is open for one of these (younger) guys. For the first time, the back half of this year, we saw a mentality, pretty much brought by Daniil Medvedev, then Dominic Thiem and Stefanos Tsitsipas, that says: 'I’m not scared of the Big Three any more.' And I think that makes for an exciting AO2020”.