Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic to win Wimbledon - McEnroe


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Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Novak Djokovic to win Wimbledon - McEnroe

John McEnroe believes that one between Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will win Wimbledon. The American said: "It would be highly surprising if it’s not one of those three guys at this stage. I think a lot of us want to be surprised and see who could step up, but the way things are panning out, it would be — you look at guys coming back from injury, the guys, Anderson, Isner, these guys, do they even have the fitness to go the distance at this point, at this stage of their careers, and they haven’t been playing.

Raonic, guys that can do damage, but could they go all the way. Tsitsipas, yeah, he seems ready to make a breakthrough. To me he’d almost be the most likely guy that would do it if it wasn’t one of those guys. I still think this young Canadian — both of them are going to be great, but in particular right now, Aliassime has gone by Denis, and he’s got everything it takes, so now it still seems like he’s learning on grass how to best handle that for himself because he lost to Lopez in the semis, but there’s a lot of unbelievable signs."

On why the younger players failed to win Majors so far, McEnroe added: "I think it’s more difficult now than it’s ever been to sustain it because guys and girls hit a lot harder, and so if you’re not on it physically and mentally — mentally obviously is a place where I believe we had an edge over people, but at the same time — and Barty has got that now, and she’s got a grass court game.

So right now she’s got the confidence and the belief, and that’s a big, big part of it. To sustain it I think in any sport it’s difficult to sustain being at the top. It’s easier to sort of be hunting the person than being hunted.

That is like a no-brainer. That’s why what you see from these other guys like Roger and the guys we just talked about is so amazing, that they’ve been able to continue to realize they need to keep improving and add stuff.

That’s something that I wasn’t able to do nearly as well as these other guys when push came to shove."