John McEnroe made an incredible prediction on Iga Swiatek, also talking in an interview about the great season, and the great talent, of the number 1 in the world. It could not be otherwise, even John McEnroe bows to the great talent, and the great season, of world number one Iga Swiatek.
John also made an interesting parallel with Serena Williams: “They both realized they need to grow, change and adapt their game to stay on top.” On the other hand, for her, at the WTA 500 in the USA, it was her eighth win this season.
That is, in strict chronological order, Doha (1000), Indian Wells (1000), Miami (1000), Stuttgart (500), Rome (1000), Paris (Slam), New York (Slam) and San Diego (500).
John McEnroe makes an incredible prediction on Iga Swiatek
Like her, only four other players in this millennium.
Martina Hingis in 2000, Serena Williams in 2002 and 2013, Kim Clijsters in 2003 and 2015, Justin Henin in 2003 and 2007. Let’s talk about the absolute excellence of movement. But it does not end here, there are many statistical data to make the opponents pale.
Nine finals played with a single defeat, a record of 64 wins and 8 knockouts, for a science fiction efficiency of 89%. This year he lost to Ashleigh Barty in Adelaide, Danielle Collins in Melbourne, Jelena Ostapenko in Dubai, Alize Cornet in Wimbledon, Caroline Garcia in Warsaw, Beatriz Haddad Maia in Toronto, Madison Keys in Cincinnati, Barbora Krejcikova in Ostrava.
And McEnroe sets no limits: “She’s in great shape and can win 8, 10 Majors, who knows? She can win a lot of Grand Slams.” Swiatek also won the Roland Garros in 2020. Daughter of Tomasz Swiatek, rower at the Seoul Olympics, Iga between February and June won a series of 37 matches, the twelfth longest series ever (Martina Navratilova precedes with 74 Stefanie Graf with 66), number one in the twenty-first century.
In the same period she put together six WTA tournaments, a feat that only Justine Henin had succeeded in this millennium. The Pole is number 1 in the world with more than double the points of rival Ons Jabeur, she has won two majors in 2022 and a total of 8 titles, when the WTA Finals in Texas are still to be played. A journey like a star, which you cannot and should not set herself limits for.