Roger Federer's former coach Paul Annacone believes that the Spaniard Rafael Nadal shouldn’t be frightened about his three-set loss to Stefanos Tsitsipas in Madrid. The American stated: “Nadal is aware of what he has to do. One of the crucial spectacular issues about Rafael Nadal and so many nice gamers is their capacity to sift by way of the emotional responses and be actually pragmatic about the place they’re of their sport. He is aware of the place he’s and he is aware of tips on how to win on clay. And I nonetheless assume there isn’t any more durable take a look at in males tennis than beating him three out of 5 on pink clay. So for me, he’s the favorite for Roland Garros, the clear favorite, not even shut. Except Novak Djokovic wins once more this week then I might say he has the slight edge."
Annacone additionally commented on Federer's comeback to Rome. The Swiss by no means triumphed within the Italian occasion. “4 finals right here from that viewpoint. However as he stated ‘I’ve been practising a lot in Switzerland and I simply needed to go and play matches and my physique felt ok to do it’. He was taking part in in Madrid when the draw was achieved right here in Rome. He had made some determination in his thoughts to return right here. I do assume in the meanwhile it’s a little bit on the fly simply to return right here," concluded the American.