Milos Raonic: I see Rafael Nadal winning the French Open in 2020


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Milos Raonic: I see Rafael Nadal winning the French Open in 2020

Milos Raonic thinks Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic will close down Roger Federer’s Grand Slam record in 2020. The Canadian sees Nadal and Djokovic winnings Grand Slam titles next season. “Who do I see winning the 2020 French Open? At this point its hard to see anyone else other than Nadal winning that title,” Raonic told tennishead.

“But his Achilles heel can be his health. Who is the favourite to win Australia and Wimbledon in 2020? Probably Novak, hoping he doesn’t have lingering issues with his left shoulder”. He further added, “So I think if I had to say over the next nine months who statistically will catch up with Roger’s total – most likely Rafa will.

Will Novak get closer to Roger – most likely he will”. Speaking about his losses at the Laver Cup, he said, “At the Laver Cup I hadn’t played since Montreal then my first match was against the guy who had just won the US Open (Nadal),” he said.

“So I had no clue where my game was at and hadn’t played any matches to see what was working for me and then its like going to play Rafa who’s spinning his forehand to your backhand all day and making you run around.

So that kind of stuff is pretty intense”. “So then second match (after Rafa) your playing Sacha (Zverev) who’s top eight in the world and you’re playing for the whole (Laver Cup) thing and you have six guys alongside you who have put all their energy and emotion into it, a captain and a coach as well that have put everything they’ve got into it and you don’t want to let them down”.

He ended by saying, “So those kind of things definitely rile you up. I don’t know if it’s a Grand Slam final (in terms of emotion) but it definitely beats out those early stages of a Grand slam tournament”.