A great battle awaits us at the Australian Open between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
The Spaniard and the Serbian ace cannot meet in Melbourne before the semi-finals, and the main draw is scheduled for January 12.
John McEnroe and Mats Wilander expressed their opinions about this match.
“It seems that every Nadal point he plays is like the last point of his life.” I try to teach that to the kids at my academy every day. If you go out and do that, good things will happen, and Rafa will be better for it. He made Novak give more, but he himself is better because of it. And Novak helped Rafa be better because he doesn’t want Novak to overtake him. “It helped Roger as well; it was a beautiful thing to watch in the last 10, 15 years,” said McEnroe.
Wilander believes that Nadal will draw inspiration from last year’s success in Melbourne.
“Rafa will be motivated from the first point at the Australian Open, I’m one hundred percent sure, because of the sunny weather, the conditions, and because he celebrated there last year; that’s a big thing.” The only thing he has to do is be healthy. He’s going to be a beast, and I’m sure he’s going to play his best tennis. “He has a great chance to win the Australian Open, as he did at Roland Garros,” Wilander concluded.