- 1 March 2020 à 17H45
- By TENNIS MAJORS (IN ASSOCIATION WITH SCRINE)
The Eye of the Coach is an original video series by tennis mastermind Patrick Mouratoglou. Watch him explain why Novak Djokovic can win the four Grand Slams in 2020.
Can Novak Djokovic win the four Grand Slams
this year ? Yes he can. It is going to be an incredible challenge, but he can make it.
Can Djokovic catch up with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal ? Of course, he can.
If he wins two per year, which is really under his standards at the moment, that means he will have six more in three years. He has 17, he would have 23.
If he wins them at the same pace he is winning them at the moment, which is three per year, he will have nine more in three years.
It is going to be extremely difficult to maintain that level for three years in a row, mentally more than a thing. But he can do it.
Novak Djokovic can Rafa even on clay
The two biggest challenges are Roland-Garros and Wimbledon
Roland-Garros because Rafa is winning it every year for a long time and when he had to face Novak in Roland-Garros, he won most of the time.
But if someone can beat Rafa on clay, it is Novak. He did it a lot of times, even in big finals, like Rome, Madrid or Monte-Carlo. Some times he beat Rafa really badly, in two sets, straight. He was really dominating him.
I think Novak can dominate Rafa even on clay. I think he had a mental block in Roland-Garros
. But now, it has gone away. He can do it if he believes he can do it. I think he will, this year.
Djokovic has a mental edge on Federer
The second most difficult is Wimbledon, because of Roger, who is the King of Grass. But he did it last year, he did it many times. I think he has a mental edge on Roger. He has beaten him so many times.
Every time, the matches are close, but most of the time, it’s Novak who wins. So, I think he can win the four Grand Slams this year. It is going to be an incredible challenge, but he can make it.