Mats Wilander: ‘Novak Djokovic is as difficult to beat at Australian Open as Rafael Nadal is at Roland Garros’

Novak Djokovic is as tough to beat at the Australian Open as Rafael Nadal is at the French Open says Mats Wilander.

Nadal has won 13 titles at Roland Garros, where he has been utterly dominant throughout his whole career.

Djokovic, meanwhile, now has nine Australian Open titles to his name, and he preserved his perfect record in finals when he beat Daniil Medvedev in straight sets on Sunday.

“When you watch Novak play at the Australian Open, it looks as difficult to beat him here as it does to beat Rafa Nadal at Roland-Garros,” Eurosport expert Wilander said.

“It shouldn’t be because it’s a faster court, it should be much more difficult but he looks so solid, so confident and once he gets into the lead I don’t know what you have to do.”

“It’s amazing how Novak Djokovic has claimed the Australian Open as his home Slam, Rafa has Roland-Garros as his home Slam, and Roger Federer has Wimbledon as his home.

“So it’s amazing how they all dominate in their own ‘living rooms’. But Novak, wow, that’s a tough loss for Medvedev.”

Djokovic now has 18 Grand Slam titles to his name, just two behind Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer.

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