Patrick Mouratoglou wanted to revolutionize the world of tennis when he created and staged the Ultimate Tennis Showdown and succeeded. This is confirmed by the numbers. The numbers that arrive regarding the spectators are much more than encouraging.
Examination passed and with flying colors also with regard to the Coronavirus emergency and all safety rules. Serena Williams' coach discussed Next Gen winning Grand Slam titles in the era of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
Mouratoglou on the Big 3
“At Roland Garros, it will be difficult, I heard that there’s a Spanish guy (Rafael Nadal) who’s gonna play again. Probably, like every year we start Roland Garros and were know who’s gonna win.
And just don’t know against whom,” he told UBI Tennis. “On the US Open it will depend if Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are nor going to play, and I don’t know about Novak Djokovic, he was unclear about it.
If they don’t play, we will certainly have a new winner. Well, I mean you know it can happen, some guys are getting closer and closer. Thiem was close at Australian Open against Novak, Medvedev was close at US Open against Rafa,” Patrick Mouratoglou added.
“In this era, it is the most difficult thing to win a Grand Slam in the history of the sport. You have to beat at least two of the three strongest players ever. Take Tsitsipas to Melbourne last year, he beat Federer and lost to Nadal, but if he won he would have to beat Djokovic too!
It will happen, but it is extremely difficult" - he finished. The calendar is subject to change and continued assessments will be made relating to health & safety, international travel policies, and governmental approval of sporting events.
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