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‘Wired So Different’: Serena Williams’ Childhood Coach Delivers Novak Djokovic Verdict As the Serbian Legend Looks to the US Open To Undo Wimbledon Misery

Published 08/01/2023, 2:01 PM EDT

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After defeating Novak Djokovic at Wimbledon, Carlos Alcaraz has become the sport’s newest phenomenon. There have been numerous discussions regarding Wimbledon since his victory, including whether it represents a step forward for the younger generation entering the sport or perhaps a bad day for the Serbian tennis player. While the discussion continues, Rick Macci has recently come up to share his side of the argument.

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Weeks after the Wimbledon final, Macci, who has taught Serena Williams, provided an alternate narrative of the match, emphasizing the grim reality for the 20-year-old Spaniard.

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The 68-year-old tennis player has nurtured, some of the most amazing tennis players the world has ever seen. And recently, he came forward and shared his view, on the thrilling Wimbledon finals. He took to his Twitter account to share a hypothetical narrative regarding how things would have been different than they are now.

He wrote, “@DjokerNole could have won WIMBY and the whole narrative would be so different. But this champion is wired so different and the U.S.OPEN will give us a real snapshot if the GOAT is still running on MT. RUSHMORE or is the Next Gen RUSHING HIM MORE!” 


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He highlighted the fact that if the 23-time Grand Slam champion had won his seventh Wimbledon title, things would have been different in the history of tennis. He explained that after winning his third Grand Slam title in a year, the US Open was a must-watch for the Serb. But along with that, he also mocked the 36-year-old tennis player by questioning whether he was running from the next generation of tennis players.

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Nevertheless, a few weeks before another renowned tennis coach, Gunter Bresnik, also shared a crude reality of the Tennis world involving Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and the Serbian star.

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After his Wimbledon victory, the world’s top-ranked tennis player is receiving a lot of praise from the tennis arena. But a few weeks ago, Dominic Thiem’s former coach dragged the 20-year-old tennis player back to reality regarding how the big three were much better than the 2022 US Open champion at his age.


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In addition, he also made it clear that he doesn’t see the Spaniard at the same level as the top four tennis players, including Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, and even Andy Murray. Although Alcaraz has stopped Djokovic’s Wimbledon victory dream, he still has a long way to go before he reaches the same bar where the other tennis giants are standing currently.

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Pratishtha Prakash

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Pratishtha Prakash is a Tennis writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media and Journalism from MIT ADT University, Pune. Being a sports enthusiast, she has been following varied sports like tennis, cricket and Esports from her childhood.

Edited By: Anupama Ghosh