John McEnroe predicts Iga Swiatek's Grand Slam number

Swiatek, 21, is already a three-time Grand Slam champion.

by Dzevad Mesic
John McEnroe predicts Iga Swiatek's Grand Slam number

John McEnroe feels "the sky is the limit" for Iga Swiatek as he definitely thinks the Pole can win between five and 10 Grand Slam titles more. Swiatek, 21, captured her third Grand Slam title after beating Ons Jabeur in the US Open final.

Swiatek is now the seventh player in the Open Era to have won three Grand Slam titles before turning 22. After winning two French Open titles, Swiatek added a US Open title to her collection. If something unexpected doesn't happen, Swiatek will also be the top favorite to win the Australian Open in January.

McEnroe on Swiatek: The sky is the limit

“I definitely think the sky’s the limit,” McEnroe said on Eurosport. “I saw her win the French [Open] a couple of years ago and obviously then she was predominantly a clay court [specialist].

It reminds me a lot of Carlos Alcaraz, actually - she gets in and out of the corners better than almost any player I’ve ever seen. Alcaraz is one of the greatest movers ever. Swiatek is one of the best movers I’ve ever seen on a court.

She took advantage of that - remember Ash Barty retired, she then had that incredible streak. Then the pressure got to her at Wimbledon, and maybe a little through the summer. She looked tense early in the tournament but pulled it together big time, so I have a tendency to agree with Mats.

It’s going to be a bunch more. 10 more? That's quite a bit, but certainly between five and 10, I would think”. At this year's French Open, Swiatek was the absolute favorite to win the title - she managed to do so.

But Swiatek wasn't convincing leading up to the US Open and some weren't really sure that she would win it all. However, Swiatek was able to find her game and now she is a three-time Grand Slam champion.

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