Coach of American Serena Williams Patrick Muratoglou spoke about his attitude to Swiss Roger Federer and Serb Novak Djokovic.
“I think both returns are impressive, but I think Roger was more surprised. Novak never lost his tennis. He was at his peak before he lost his motivation. Novak was in poor condition, which didn’t show good results, but his level of play has never fallen.
Djokovic’s return is a great achievement, but it’s not that amazing. Roger was not at the peak of his game, then received a serious injury and did not go to court for a long time. And when he returned, he played much better than before the injury, and could do something new.
Federer returned, winning two Grand Slam tournaments, and won Nadal several times in a row, including in the Australian Open final. He returned to solve the problems that Rafael created for him throughout his career, “- quotes Patrick Tennis World.