The former world No. 1 doubles player Patrick McEnroe believes that Roger Federer and Serena Williams have big possibilities to win the upcoming Australian Open. In a recent conference call for ESPN, McEnroe said: 'Australia is a lot more relaxed for her.
For Federer the same. It’s obviously a huge event. There’s not the type of intensity I think that you get outside of the tennis arena that they have to deal with every day. I think that is going to mean she’s going to come in in a really good frame of mind physically and mentally.
That’s why I think both of them, Federer and Serena, arguably have maybe their best chance to win a major at the beginning of the year. Obviously Serena will have a great chance again at Wimbledon. But I think for Roger especially, I could argue this is his best chance this year to win a major, is at the Australian.
From what I hear, the courts are playing fairly quick again, which they’ve been the last couple years, which will be good for both of them.' ALSO READ: Rafael Nadal: Worse players than David Ferrer won a Grand Slam title