Wilander explains why Djokovic may be more impressive than Roger Federer


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Wilander explains why Djokovic may be more impressive than Roger Federer

Both Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic had amazing comebacks respectively in the 2017 and 2018 seasons and Mats Wilander believes there are some differences between the Swiss and the Serb.

In some ways, Djokovic's resurgence is more impressive than Federer's thinks the Swede. Speaking on the Sports Illustrated podcast, Wilander said: 'With Novak, I think he's more human in the way that he's showing disappointment and satisfaction on a tennis court, and that's way more [normal], if you look back at what great champions have been like in the past with maybe the exception of Jimy Connors. 'We don't really talk about them as being in a slump,' said Wilander.

'So Djokovic slump was very short, obviously, the elbow surgery was the big reason for it, I think the conflict of interests off the court when you have two kids and a wife then you have to have new values. And I think the way we've covered him is like he's come so far.

10 years ago when he came out and he won Australian open, he was fragile, emotionally. The way he has changed that and became a complete warrior, I think that to me is a bigger change than Roger Federer's backhand, I really do.

I mean Novak's mentality has gone from not being very good to being unbelievably good, especially in big matches I think that this is a story that hasn't been properly told and I'm curious, given the freedom you guys have on your broadcast, how are you handling "The return of Novak Djokovic and the mysterious sabbatical he went on."' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title