McEnroe on Australian Open prospects: Rafa Nadal is a question mark


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McEnroe on Australian Open prospects: Rafa Nadal is a question mark

In an interview to Daily Mail, the seven-time Grand Slam champion John McEnroe commented on the upcoming Australian Open that will be played from 14 to 27 January 2019. McEnroe admitted there is a lot of uncertainty as it's the first big tournament of the season and some injured players have made a comeback.

'Nadal is a question mark, obviously Murray and Wawrinka, who’ve missed a lot of time, are question marks,' McEnroe admitted. 'Some of it depends on the draw. Novak Djokovic has had great success in Australia and has won it six times, so it is hard at this stage — especially the way he finished last year — not to say that it looks like it’s him.

Roger Federer has positioned himself to make a good run, too.' Speaking about what could happen in the women's draw, McEnroe thinks Serena Williams is the favorite to go all the way: 'It is hard for me not to pick Serena, even though you don’t know what has happened since the US Open.

She looks in good shape and it’s too unpredictable with the other players, as there are 10 or 15 women who could win it.' About the younger players, McEnroe said, 'One of these kids is going to break through this year and win a major.

Whether it is Karen Khachanov or Stefanos Tsitsipas or Alex Zverev, I don’t know right now, it’s hard to pick. I believe there will be a changing of the guard.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title