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Of the two players who beat Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros, Sutherling has played against three players. He believes that Nadal or Novak Djokovic Federer could be left behind in the Grand Slam list for the next few years.
The 35-year-old said the 38-year-old Federer was still able to punch one or two at the elite level but could not have the ‘appetite’ to compete with his two younger rivals.
At the moment, Federer is at the top of the list of Grand Slam titles with 20 years. Rafael Nadal, 33, has 19 slams, while Djokovic, 32, has 1117. Djokovic or Nadal will be at the top of the pile.
“Rafa is more likely to win a Grand Slam this year or next than Roger,” he said in a chat with Sadderling. Sky Sports.
“Federer can still do it but I don’t believe he’s hungry right now, but we’ll see. When they all retire it will be Nadal or Djokovic who will end up with the most Grand Slams.”
Roland Garros has the best chance of Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic or Dominic Theme: Soderling
In both 2009 and 2020, Solderling himself came close to winning the Roland Garros. However, he lost to Nadal in the 2009 final and to Federer in the 2010 final.
Swedish International reports that Rafael Nadal, who has won 12 Roland Garros titles, will also be an undoubted favorite this year. With the Covid-19 epidemic pushing the tournament to the end of the year, Sadderling thinks the change will only upset the Spaniards.
“Of course it’s going to be a completely different tournament but on Rafa Clay – it’s not a matter of June or September – for me if he’s healthy he can still be a favorite,” Soderling said.
Sweden have picked two more players to run close to Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros this year: Novak Djokovic and Dominic Thiem. Djokovic, who became the second player to defeat Rafael Nadal at the Roland Garros in 2015, was fairly consistent in the tournament. He has made the quarterfinals every year for the past ten years, as well as claiming a record-breaking title in 2016.
On the other hand, the theme is one of the best pottery in the world at the moment; Many consider him the second favorite for Roland Garros this year. The 226-year-old has won at least one semifinal in four consecutive years, finishing runner-up in the last two editions. He also made the final of the Australian Open this year, where he lost Fatal face five sets Against Djokovic.
Soderling added: “There are a few players that I think can win the French Open. Themes and Djokovic have done really well with the soil, but it’s amazing to see Rafa as a favorite again.”