‘He has an aura around him’ – Legend believes Stefanos Tsitsipas can lead underdog charge in Paris


Chris Evert believes there are three gamers – Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev, and Dominic Thiem who can beat Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic on the French Open.

Nadal has singularly made Roland Garros probably the most unobtainable title in males’s tennis during the last 15 years, whereas Novak Djokovic has been dominant nearly in all places else.

That has left few alternatives for the youthful gamers to win majors, however Evert believes that would change right here, with Tsitsipas wanting notably robust.

“It’s not a closed door that solely the large three can win Grand Slams, for positive,” Eurosport knowledgeable Evert mentioned. “Different gamers have overwhelmed them.

“I feel Tsitsipas has come a good distance this 12 months, he has impressed me probably the most of all the following era of gamers.

“He has impressed me not solely together with his recreation, but additionally with the aura he has round him. The psychological energy he’s exhibiting, the calmness he’s exhibiting through the massive factors. I really like the development in his tennis.

“I’ve been very impressed with Sascha Zverev – when he’s serving effectively, he’s nonetheless actually harmful on any floor – it’s only a matter of getting that serve going for him.

“Dominic Thiem has reached the ultimate of the French Open, after having a break hopefully he has re-charged his batteries.

“The three I’ve simply talked about are the highest prospects as a result of they’ve had wins over Nadal and Djokovic.

“It’s getting nearer and nearer however the high two are nonetheless Nadal and Djokovic.”

“Once more, if Zverev can simply preserve that first serve going, he strikes effectively for a giant man, he has acquired weapons, he has impressed me loads. And Thiem is probably the most constant, stable man.”


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