‘Novak Djokovic does it better than anyone I’ve ever seen’, says legend

American tennis legend John McEnroe singled out Carlos Alcaraz’s move as one of the most impressive things about the Spaniard’s game. Alcaraz, who turned 19 a few weeks ago, is one of the most exciting figures in a long time and some believe he has a chance to become an all-time great and make a big mark on tennis history. Reflecting on Alcaraz’s game, McEnroe said that Alcaraz might have a better move than Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. “I mean, everybody loves him. I love him and he brings such fresh energy,” McEnroe told Reuters. “He fights and he has this youthful energy that bounces back. He has a great game. He moves maybe better than almost everyone I’ve seen. He may move better than Nadal and Djokovic right now. He may move better than anybody on tour right now. That’s pretty amazing. That will help him win some games.” Alcaraz is considered to be the face of men’s tennis for many years to come, while Swiatek has already established herself as the new face of women’s. Swiatek has won her last 32 matches and there is no doubt that she deserved to be the highest ranked player on the WTA Tour. Like Alcaraz, Swiatek has impressive movement and McEnroe believes the Pole moves better on clay than Nadal, Djokovic and Serena Williams. “She’s an incredible athlete. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a player – and this includes Nadal and Djokovic – who moves, slides on his backhand, two-stroke open stance and forehand,” McEnroe said in Eurosport.

John McEnroe speaks about Djokovic

Speaking to SportKlub, John McEnroe voiced his displeasure at the crowd’s hostility towards World No. 1 Novak Djokovic. “No other player had to face great difficulties. It’s not fair, hey, I have to say,” McEnroe said. “This guy has found a way out of difficult situations more than any other player in the history of tennis. And if you think he doesn’t mind, you’re crazy. He’s so mentally strong that he can handle it and somehow direct his anger and frustration at what he sees as a lack of respect, and I feel that too,” he added. The seven-time Major champion also called the Serb a “remarkable player and person.” “He does it better than anyone I’ve ever seen,” McEnroe said. “I didn’t do it as well. I felt like it affected me more than it helped me. I think there were times where it fuelled me, but he has done it consistently. He’s a remarkable player and person.”