In an interview to Tennis Legends for Eurosport, the six-time Major winner Boris Becker commented on Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer's chances. The German said: "Novak Djokovic this year is different than last year.
Last year it was his comeback and he was not the favorite. This year he is the favorite but he does not have as much pressure as he had. Roger Federer is playing well too. He is different too. I did not imagine him at 37, 38 years of age still being one of the favorites.
I really rate his chances almost as much as Djokovic." Can Cori Gauff become the next big star on the women's side? Becker replied: "The same was said about Naomi Osaka six months ago, that she is gonna be the next star.
Everything changes. Money changes, expectations as well. The pressure is on her and it will grow the more she wins. We will see how she deals with this kind of situations." Djokovic spoke about his next opponent Ugo Humbert: "I've seen him in Roland Garros a little bit.
I've seen him last year US Open. I've seen him now first set here against Felix. Big serve, very explosive, very dynamic player. He's tall. Has a big game from back of the court. Flat backhand, very solid. He can play anything really.
I mean, he's an all-around player. He has the really good slide serve wide. He uses that. He uses his height very well. He's got a good technique. He's one of the leaders of the next generation with Felix and Hurkacz. It's great.
I think it's great for tennis to have the young guys doing so well, showing the quality of the tennis they possess, but also showing the dedication, commitment, confidence they're able to play on the big stage, challenge the best players in the world."