Alex Corretja names Novak Djokovic’s biggest challengers at the 2024 Australian Open despite backing Nole to make a successful title defense 

Alex Corretja names his top contenders to give competition to Djokovic at the Australian Open.


Alex Corretja names Novak Djokovic’s biggest challengers at the 2024 Australian Open despite backing Nole to make a successful title defense 

Jannik Sinner, Novak Djokovic, and Carlos Alcaraz (via Open Source)

The first Grand Slam title of the year, the 2024 Australian Open, is around the corner, and many tennis enthusiasts have revealed their favorites heading into the tournament. Recently, Alex Corretja also revealed a name set to win the Slam while also listing the possible candidates who will make the tournament interesting.

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The former Spanish player and coach backs up the likes of Novak Djokovic to have a successful title defense in Australia. However, in terms of physical fitness, the former coach of Andy Murray believes that the younger generation is going strong with their physical fitness and has improved since last year. And these players can pose a threat to Djokovic and his next title win. 

He is the main favorite; I think it's going to be one of the most Australian Opens we had in the last few years because we have several players that can do very well and are playing their best, physically. 
Said Corretja on Eurosports.

Recently, the youngsters have been making headlines by causing major upsets in certain tournaments. With the players evolving with every game, Corretja reckons that these players are growing faster and stronger to withstand the 5-set tournament and can be a serious threat to world No. 1. Djokovic has an incredible record at the Australian Open but will now have to go through an entire list of talented players to successfully defend his title.

Spanish star Alex Corretja contends Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz to do well in the upcoming season

Alex Corretja, the Spanish tennis player and coach, was in an interview with Eurosports, where he spoke about the upcoming tournament and year for the tennis players.

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He named a few players who could give Novak Djokovic a hard time during his title defense. He predicts Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner to have a good run in Australia, along with the likes of Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev, Holger Rune, and Andrey Rublev

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic (Via Times Now)

Shockingly, the Spaniard also names Sebastian Korda and Ben Shelton as contenders to pose a challenge to Novak Djokovic. Even Stefanos Tsitsipas was named as a possible contender after having a decent 2023 season. 

I'm sure that [Carlos] Alcaraz is ready to do well. I'm sure that Sinner is going to be ready to do well. [Daniil] Medvedev, [Alexander] Zverev [Holger] Rune, and [Andrey] Rublev have been playing very well too. Tsitsipas also likes to play in Australia and some of the young ones that might surprise us, like [Sebastian] Korda and [Ben] Shelton. It's not going to be any easy to beat them.
Predicts the former tennis star

From January 14th, Djokovic’s title will be on the line as the Serb prepares for a title defense against all these talented players hungry for a Grand Slam win.

While many of those players have never won a Slam, they will hope that 2024 is their year and march towards their goal. Fans will witness an amazing couple of weeks in Australia as players gear up for the first Slam of the year.

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