Former tennis champion and current Eurosport commentator John McEnroe spoke to Italian newspaper La Repubblica about the Roland Garros 2022 and commented on who could be the favorite to win in Paris among Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alacarz.
Here are his words: "Only a possible injury can avoid leading to consider Rafa Nadal as a favorite. He is extraordinary. Then there is Alcaraz, I like him a lot even if he is not used to the best of five sets. He has already risked these days but remains among the favorites.
It is fantastic to see how Alcaraz came quickly among the big names, he learns immediately and he has a great coach like Juan Carlos Ferrero. He has a varied tennis and is pleasant to watch." American tennis is showcasing several interesting young people, from Brooksby to Nakashima without forgetting Korda and Taylor Fritz, McEnroe talked about the stars and stripes tennis: "There is a new generation and the good news is that I think there will be 2 / 4 tennis players around the world Top-10."
Nadal, Djokovic and Alcaraz at the Roland Garros 2022
Carlos Alcaraz, Rafael Nadal and world number one Novak Djokovic travel 'on the same tracks' at Roland Garros.
All at the top of the scoreboard and according to most insiders and tennis fans the Paris winner will come out of one of these three names. Rafa and Nole have literally monopolized tennis in recent years, thanks to injuries and the advancing age for Roger Federer while Carlos is the new one and takes the place of the Swiss champion in the challenge for who will win the next Grand Slam.
Djokovic and Nadal could face each other in the quarter-finals while the potential winner could challenge Carlos in the semifinals, a difficult path and which shows how very difficult it will be to achieve success. After the events that took place in Australia, the number one in the world is in great condition and above all he has that mental strength that is needed to equalize Nadal's Grand Slam number, winner in Australia.
Alcaraz is no exception and as stated in the conference he feels ready to win a Grand Slam and beat the two great rivals.