Serena Williams ex-coach believe all pressure will be on Djokovic heading into Tsitsipas final: “He will be playing that final to tie with Rafa”

Patrick Mouratoglou already anticipated the final of the Australian Open and gave his opinion on the possibilities of Stefanos Tsitsipas against an almost invincible Novak Djokovic

The Frenchman is one of the most successful tennis coaches in recent years, and has worked with several top players, including 10 years with Serena Williams, in which she won a total of 10 Grand Slams. He also worked with Tsitsipas a few years ago:

"Tsitsipas-Djokovic. The revival of the 2021 Roland Garros final that the Serb won in five sets after coming back from two sets to love. If we just look at the scores and the quality of the tennis of Novak on his way to the final, but also his winning record against Stefanos, 10-2, and a nine-matches winning streak for the Serb, we can thank that it will be a one-side match and that Novak will win his 22nd Grand Slam on Sunday,”

"But the pressure on Novak is going to be huge. He will be playing that final to tie with Rafa (Nadal) in their race to become the greatest Grand Slam holder of all-time. Speaking of Stefanos, he has been playing great tennis the whole tournament and will be ready for this final," said Mouratoglou.

Also, he anticipated the key factors of the match:

"The final result of that match will lie in a few main elements: The start of the match. Novak might start the match with tightness. If Stefanos takes advantage of it and gets an early break, he will be able to keep Novak under pressure,"

For the coach and tennis commentator, the Greek has opportunities if he takes advantage of the start of the match and is constantly aggressive.

"Stefanos will have to be courageous and very aggressive. His chances lie in his ability to hurt Novak with his power, and this brings me to the court position. Novak loves to stay close to the baseline and step in at every occasion to take time away,

Moratoglou has a lot of experience on the WTA and ATP tour, He has coached several remarkable players such as Grigor Dimitrov, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Coco Gauff. Since last year he had been working with Simona Halep, but after the Romanian's suspension, he began working with Holger Rune, with whom he won the 2022 Paris Masters.

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