Tennis experts are delighted with Elena Rybakina

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Tennis experts are delighted with Elena Rybakina

Elena Rybakina is the first finalist of the Australian Open. Mats Wilander had nothing but words of praise for Rybakina and what she achieves. “It’s huge now, but in five years it’s not huge, because she’s going to make 10 Grand Slam finals with that kind of game and personality,”-Wilander said, as quoted by “She’s so calm and mellow throughout, she’s just starting out.

The tournament isn’t over, it’s the semi-finals, and the goal is to win the tournament and win many more of these”. Laura Robson also noticed some shortcomings, but the general impression is that Rybakina is a great tennis player.

“I thought her forehand and first serve were off tonight,”-Laura Robson said. “It just wasn’t quite the percentages we’re used to seeing from her. But if that’s her on a bad day, that’s a really good sign, to come through in straight sets against Azarenka, who was giving it everything.
This is going to be one of many Grand Slam finals for Rybakina”.

Tim Henman

Tim Henman put special emphasis on her calmness. “On Rybakina’s personality, she doesn’t panic, playing point after point with a clear mindset.
The first set was always going to be crucial, especially after the break of serve.

Rybakina’s power and athleticism from the back of the court wore Azarenka down”. Robson is not satisfied with the communication between her and the coach.
“I don’t know how she deals with her coach, because he seems so negative on the side, but that must be how they communicate,” said Robson.
“Obviously it worked, because she was able to make some changes during the match.
“He had his head in his hands every time she missed a ball.

There was always some reaction. Maybe she doesn’t see it, but I thought it was really obvious.
“I saw an interview he did where he said from the side, he’s looking to give her a lot of energy, but he didn’t specify what kind of energy. Maybe this is something they’ve talked about, but personally, I would not like it”.