Former world No. 1 John McEnroe has named six gamers who may probably beat document 11-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal on the clay of Roland Garros this 12 months.
The six gamers named by McEnroe have been 2016 French Open champion Novak Djokovic, 2009 champion Roger Federer, 2015 champion Stan Wawrinka, 2018 runner-up Dominic Thiem, 2019 Monte Carlo Masters champion Fabio Fognini and 2019 Madrid Masters runner-up Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Nadal, 32, kicked off his French Open marketing campaign with two straight-set wins as he beat German Yannick Hanfmann within the first spherical earlier than crushing Belgium's Yannick Maden within the second spherical respectively.
The second-seeded Spaniard performs subsequent in opposition to former world No. 7 David Goffin, in opposition to whom he owns a Three-1 head-to-head document.
"He appears unbeatable, just about, however he’s about to show 33," McEnroe informed Eurosport throughout Nadal's win over Maden whereas assessing which gamers may defeat the Spaniard, as revealed on Metro UK.
"Djokovic, Thiem, Fognini – however they're on the opposite facet of the draw, Federer on clay? Clearly, he respects him. Wawrinka? If he may get his act collectively, and he looks as if he’s on target. Tsitsipas has made numerous progress, I suppose you may put him within the combine. That will be about it."
Djokovic is without doubt one of the two gamers who beat Nadal at Roland Garros because the Serb beat the Spaniard on the match 4 years in the past.
"I believe Djokovic is the one man who makes him shudder a bit. Nonetheless, you've received to be 60-40 for Nadal," McEnroe opinioned.