Williams' coach shares challenges in beating Federer, Nadal, Djokovic



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Williams' coach shares challenges in beating Federer, Nadal, Djokovic

In an interview to Match Tenis Serena Williams' coach Patrick Mouratoglou spoke about the reasons behind Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic dominance. The Frenchman said: "It's important to understand that for every younger player it's the biggest challenge ever because, to win a Major, you have to beat two of the greatest players ever playing in the same era: Roger and Novak or Novak and Rafa or Roger and Rafa...

It's so tough. There are many kids playing well. Medvedev, Tsitsipas, Auger-Aliassime are great and the other ones too. We have a good generation now." On the new Davis Cup format, Mouratoglou added: "There were many problems for many years and no one did anything.

And the Davis Cup suddenly faces problems, gets panicked and we change everything. Both things are bad. That's why I am trying to convince ATP and Grand Slams to make little changes. Now there is the ATP Cup in January. It's sad.

I think nobody is happy with this new format. All the players are complaining about it. I am looking forward to see how it develops. It's difficult to judge something before seeing. Many people criticized the Laver Cup and everyone said, it's cool.

I will wait and see. We may be surprised." On having his Academy in Nice, he concluded: "It's a dream. We started in 1996 in Paris with two club courts. Then, it grew and we built more courts. We stayed like that for some years, then we had to choose between bulding and changing place.

We decided to leave because I wanted to stay in the right place for the next 20 or 30 years. I think the sun is important because tennis is, mostly, an outdoor sport. So we decided to move to a place with sun, where people go on holidays and where you can go to the airport."