Andy Roddick: "Iga Swiatek can do like Rafael Nadal at the Roland Garros"



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Andy Roddick: "Iga Swiatek can do like Rafael Nadal at the Roland Garros"

During an interview with Tennis Channel Live, the former world number one Andy Roddick praised the WTA world no.1 Iga Swiatek, saying that she has been coming to the Roland Garros a bit like Nadal has been doing for many years.

Roddick analyzed during the interview: "Swiatek is the title favorite at the French Open, as Rafael Nadal usually is. In many ways, he feels like Rafael Nadal felt many years ago." Iga Swiatek is the favorite for Roland Garros, according to Andy Roddick.

The former tennis player, however, sees in Ons Jabeur, winner of the WTA 1000 in Madrid, a contender who can take the WTA throne from the world number one. Roddick explained: "Ons Jabeur has entered into this discourse.

The bookmakers have also given Simona Halep a chance, even if she has never made a great run in these events on clay."

Iga Swiatek's 2022

Iga Swiatek has dominated the stage of the WTA 1000 this season: she started with the victory in Doha and ended, for now, with the Internazionali BNL d'Italia.

In between, the Polish tennis player also raised the trophies of Indian Wells and Miami. She has not won just one 1000 title, the Mutua Madrid Open, but the reason lies in her retirement a few days before the start of the tournament due to a problem in her right shoulder.

With the streak of titles and consecutive results, 28 wins in a row, Iga Swiatek becomes the favorite for the second Grand Slam of the season, Roland Garros. A title that the world number one has already conquered in 2020, at the tender age of 19.

With this wealth of victories and with her predictions in favor of her on the most famous clay court of the Tour, the comparison with Rafael Nadal is inevitable. AT the Roland Garros 2022 there will be all the greatest stars of the ATP and the WTA Tours, apart the absences of Roger Federer and Serena Williams. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga will retire just on the clay-courts of Boise de Boulogne after his amazing career.