Magnus Norman on Djokovic and Nadal: Their brains are not human
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Magnus Norman, Stan Wawrinka's coach, comments on Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, as well as their special mentality, which makes them stand out from others. Norman emphasized their incredible dedication to the sport, willingness as well as the ability to cope with pressure.
"They are professionals 365 days a year," Norman said, as quoted by eurosport.com "They have something in their brain that is not typical of humans.
They are hungry to be better all the time, they can handle the pressure like nobody else.
I am very impressed by how they are doing over all these years.
It's hard to imagine.
They have something special that puts them in the top three or four of all time."
Magnus Norman on Rafael Nadal's chances
Norman talked about Nadal's chances on clay in 2023. "It will be difficult [for him to show his usual form], but if he is healthy, he is a champion and I hope he plays well.
You never have to rule out Nadal, [Andy] Murray or Djokovic.
Nadal has won many Grand Slams.
It's not going to be easy, because the competition is tougher, but he's going to find a way to play well and win big tournaments this year too." Norman did not forget to praise the new generation of tennis players who are doing great things.
One of the main ones among them is Carlos Alcaraz, from whom the most is expected. The Spaniard has a lot of pressure on his back. "There is a change at the top. Roger [Federer] retired, Novak is on top, but Rafa is going down from the looks of it right now.
There is a whole new generation knocking on the door, led by Alcaraz, who has already won a Slam.
Zverev is coming back, Tsitsipas, Kyrgios, Felix [Auger-Aliassime] is playing very well, [Jannik] Sinner of course.
I do expect a new Grand Slam champion in 2023."