Former seven-time Grand Slam champion Mats Wilander believes Leylah Fernandez will make many deep runs on the US Open. Fernandez, 19, made her maiden Grand Slam remaining on the US Open. Within the remaining, Fernandez stood no probability towards Emma Raducanu because the rising British star gained 6-4 6-3.
Wilander sees the temperament of Rafael Nadal in Fernandez. “For Leylah [Fernandez], that is an early signal that if she stays wholesome bodily she goes most undoubtedly going to get to a bunch of semi-finals, a bunch of quarter-finals, and finals – and most likely win some – as a result of she has it,” Wilander instructed Eurosport.
“Mentally Leylah is sort of a rock, unbelievable. She has a temperament much like Rafa Nadal that leaves you asking how do you do this?”
Wilander ideas each Fernandez, Raducanu to win Grand Slams
Raducanu has already gained one Grand Slams and Wilander believes extra Main victories will observe.
“Emma is extremely gifted, bodily, has unbelievable timing, tennis IQ, coronary heart and enjoys it. They’ve each embraced in a approach that I can’t put myself of their sneakers,” Wilander added. “Emma has executed it at Wimbledon and the US Open, you are able to do it on the smaller tournaments however she has executed it on the largest stage which says all of it.
“I’d say the identical about Emma as I’d say about Leylah, if she stays match she goes to win a number of Grand Slam titles. I can’t think about a participant like that not successful three or 4 majors, I actually can’t”.
Wilander additionally made the comparability between Fernandez and Raducanu. “Raducanu and Fernandez play very related in a approach, if Fernandez was right-handed you wouldn’t see a lot distinction of their kinds, they’re fairly shut in how they play”.
Fernandez climbed up 45 spots to No. 28 on the earth, whereas Raducanu jumped from No. 150 to No. 23.