Mats Wilander acknowledged Novak Djokovic is “a genius bodily” however added Carlos Alcaraz’s pace is likely to be an excessive amount of even for the Serb. Within the French Open semifinal, No 1 seed Alcaraz shall be taking over 22-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic.
“He [Djokovic] goes to have the ability to discover options for positive. However bodily, I imply Novak is a genius bodily, however the pace across the courtroom that Alcaraz has is simply possibly somewhat bit an excessive amount of for even Novak,” Wilander informed Eurosport.
Alcaraz has been completely spectacular at this yr’s French Open however Djokovic has a historical past of arising huge within the largest Grand Slam matches. “Nicely, I imply, they will be behind Novak Djokovic at first, I feel.
As a result of I feel all people has to sense that there is a downside right here for Novak Djokovic every. Carlos is taking part in so effectively, so I’ve a sense that they suppose that Novak is the one which’s going to should put up a battle to be trustworthy.
And Novak will have the ability to try this,” Wilander added.
Will Alcaraz and Djokovic ship one other thriller?
Alcaraz, 20, and 36-year-old Djokovic shall be clashing towards one another for the second time once they meet within the French Open semifinal.
Final yr, Alcaraz and Djokovic met within the Madrid Masters semifinal. The primary assembly between Alcaraz and Djokovic ended up being the most effective matches of the 2022 season because the Spaniard edged out the Serb 6-7 (5) 7-5 7-6 (5).
This time, there’s numerous stake, particularly for Djokovic. Alcaraz is aiming to win his second Grand Slam, whereas Djokovic is aiming to win a document twenty third Grand Slam title and make it previous Rafael Nadal within the Grand Slam race.
One factor is for positive – all tennis followers count on an amazing battle between Alcaraz and Djokovic and it stays to be seen who will finish on the profitable facet.