Djokovic's Coach Ivanisevic Expects Nadal To Be 'Dangerous' On His Comeback

Djokovic's Coach Ivanisevic Expects Nadal To Be 'Dangerous' On His Comeback

by Evita Mueller

Rafael Nadal played down expectations of his return in a recent interview, but Novak Djokovic's coach, Goran Ivanisevic, doesn't necessarily believe him.

Rafael Nadal will return to tennis in the coming months, and we don't know in what shape he'll be. According to a recent interview he did on Spanish TV, Nadal doesn't know either.

He has no expectations about his return, even though some might expect him to return to his old self and contend for titles. While it's unlikely to happen immediately, there is no reason why Nadal couldn't do it if he is truly as healthy as they say he is.

According to Nadal, he's not even sure that he'll return at the Australian Open despite everything pointing to it. Either way, Ivanisevic is convinced that Nadal will be great on his return and very dangerous for Djokovic at Roland Garros.

I am convinced that Nadal will be good, he would not be coming back if he did not feel ready, and I am confident that at Roland Garros he will be dangerous. It will actually be the most dangerous because nowhere has anyone been as dominant as Nadal at Roland Garros, and it is possible that in the year of the Olympics he will aim for the double crown in Paris.

Ivanisevic to Croatian Media about Nadal's return

It's an interesting comment by Ivasenivic, but certainly not something that only the Croatian thinks. Nadal has proved himself to be amazing at Roland Garros, and he'll always be dangerous.

The mere image of Nadal on the red clay of Paris strikes fear in most players. Djokovic has beaten Nadal in Paris and outperformed him there in recent years, but he'd rather not face him, obviously.

We'll see. Plenty of more months until then, and let's first see what Nadal looks like when he returns.


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