Mats Wilander: Djokovic gets criticized more than Roger Federer and Nadal


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Mats Wilander: Djokovic gets criticized more than Roger Federer and Nadal

The seven-time Grand Slam winner Mats Wilander believes that there was too much buzz around Novak Djokovic's crisis in the last couple of years. The Serbian player went through some tough times after completing the non-calendar Grand Slam in 2016, but Wilander believes that the Serb was not the only one to have had such moments. 'I think it's more mysterious that we're not talking about Roger Federer having a dry spell not winning for five years, (Rafael) Nadal who had a mysterious time in his career for a couple of years where he got injured or did he? Or did he not? Or he was just not playing well, or he was just not able to practice.

So, think Novak's road is more normal and natural than we have allowed ourselves to think that Federer and Nadal have been the superhumans but in the end, we have to look at wins,' said Wilander speaking to Sports Illustrated Podcast.

'Roger Federer covers it up in a completely different way when he's not winning he's still 'graceful' Rafa Nadal covers it up by not showing any negative emotion but just going full on and it doesn't matter how good he's playing, he just doesn't want to lose.' Wilander concluded: 'He's finding so many ways to win matches.

Novak Djokovic is as big a match player and anyone I've ever seen.' Wilander will be back on the road at the Australian Open working as a commentator and analyst for Eurosport. ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title