Roger Federer snubbed as Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal Grand Slam prediction made
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Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will both win another Grand Slam this year, according to two-time French Open finalist Alex Corretja. However, Corretja left Roger Federer out of his predictions for the upcoming season. Nadal and Federer are level at the top of men’s tennis with 20 Grand Slam singles titles each.
World No 1 Djokovic is three behind the pair on 17 ahead of his favourite major, the Australian Open, which takes place next month.
Dominic Thiem won his maiden Grand Slam last year at the US Open and Corretja is expecting another successful year for the Austrian.
Corretja also reckons Daniil Medvedev is close to winning his first Grand Slam.
Roger Federer will miss the Australian Open as he continues his recovery from knee surgery.
But despite his expected return later this year, Corretja believes it will be Djokovic and Nadal who continue to dominate.
“I honestly think that Djokovic and Nadal are going to continue to be at the top, I would even say that the two will add at least one more Grand Slam,” Corretja told Eurosport.
“As for those who can jump, I think Medvedev is very close to winning a Grand Slam tournament and that Thiem will once again be a very tough opponent, especially having the experience of New York already and knowing that he can, that helps very much.
“Dominic has a lot of strength, experience and plays well on all surfaces, it will be very difficult to stop him.
“I would love for Felix-Auger Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov to also take that step forward, they are two players that I love.
“[Stefanos] Tsitsipas is another who should also do it.”
Corretja is also excited for what is to come for a number of Spanish compatriots behind Nadal.
He added: “Rafa will once again be the bulwark for another year, together with [Roberto] Bautista Agut and [Pablo] Carreno Busta on the road to continue consolidating.
“I think that Carreno is getting closer and closer to giving a great surprise in the Grand Slam, the 2020 season has been very important for him.
“Then there is Carlos Alcaraz who, from what I read and hear, shows that he has an enormous mentality, he thinks big, so we can expect great things from him.”
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