Roddick crowns Swiatek and Sabalenka: women's tennis better than men's?

The former US player praised the two WTA Tour tennis players in the latest episode of his podcast

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Roddick crowns Swiatek and Sabalenka: women's tennis better than men's?
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Right now there is a truth that is clear to everyone: women's tennis is more fun than men's tennis. Maybe it's because the stars of the WTA Tour are dominating tennis with crazy performances, or maybe it's because men's tennis, without the superstars at the peak of their tennis, has lost some of the mystical charm that permeated it. The former world number one Andy Roddick paid unprecedented praise to Iga Swiatek and Aryna Sabalenka, the two rulers of the WTA Tour, during the latest episode of the Served with Andy Roddick Podcast, explaining how the Polish and Belarusian can become two of the best tennis players of all time.

"Swiatek has won four Slams and already 9 Masters 1000 titles, she has 20 titles and we are talking about a very young tennis player. She's been at the top of the rankings for 100 weeks and I think she's currently on track to become one of the best players of all time. Sabalenka won two Slams, she was number one in the world and I believe that she is already in the women's tennis Hall of Fame by now. She's fantastic, she's already among the best," he explained.

Aryna Sabalenka
Aryna Sabalenka© Dan Istitene / Staff Getty Images Sport

Roddick's words certainly echo what is happening on the court. Women's tennis is the absolute protagonist, with extraordinary rivalries. Already in Madrid we saw an extraordinary final between the Polish team and the Belarusian team.
Swiatek beat Sabalenka and triumphed for the first time in that tournament and it's not over: she is now ready to take back the scepter in Rome and dreams of continuing. Aryna Sabalenka has no intention of giving up and many dream of a rematch with the Iberian capital.

They but not only them: women's tennis has other protagonists such as Coco Gauff and Elena Rybakina, reigning champion in Rome and forced to withdraw before the tournament. Women are slowly taking their shine compared to their male colleagues.

Iga Swiatek
Iga Swiatek© Getty Images Sport - Dan Istitene

On the contrary, men's tennis is experiencing one of the most difficult moments in recent years. The Big Three are now a distant memory, Roger Federer said goodbye almost two years ago and for Rafael Nadal we are (perhaps) at the last tournaments of his glorious career. ATP No.1 Novak Djokovic is experiencing one of the most difficult moments of his extraordinary career. NextGen is emerging amidst some difficulties: the main exponents of this historical period, namely Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz, are struggling with worrying injuries. From here we find a scoreboard in Rome with many surprises, perhaps too many and not all the fans liked it.