Boris Becker on Rafael Nadal's Return and Djokovic's Dominance in 2024
Boris Becker shares his thoughts on Rafael Nadal's return to the Tour after a long layoff and predicts Novak Djokovic's continued dominance in 2024.
Boris Becker on Nadal's Return
Boris Becker doesn't expect Rafael Nadal to perform at his best immediately after his long layoff due to a hip injury.
Nadal, who last played at the Australian Open in 2023, is set to return to the Tour at the Brisbane International.
Becker believes that Nadal's expectations for the upcoming tournaments, including the Australian Open, are modest.
Nadal's Focus on Clay Court Season
According to Becker, Nadal's main focus for the season will be the clay court swing, particularly Roland Garros and the Olympics.
He plans to play tournaments like Monte Carlo, Barcelona, Madrid, and possibly Rome to regain his form before the major events in Paris.
Nadal aims to be 100 percent fit for Roland Garros and the Olympics, which will both be played on clay in Paris.
Becker's Predictions for Djokovic in 2024
Despite the rise of young players like Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner, Becker expects Novak Djokovic to continue his dominance in 2024.
While Djokovic's main rivals Nadal and Federer have faced injuries and retirement, he has had a remarkable year, winning three out of four Grand Slam titles.
Becker believes that Djokovic will win at least one or two more Grand Slam titles in 2024, but the younger generation will also pose a challenge.