Andy Roddick, a former world No. 1, admits to being a fan of Ons Jabeur and has predicted that the Tunisian will win a Grand Slam. Jabeur, a 28-year-old tennis player, created tennis history by being the first Arab to enter the top 10 and go to a Grand Slam final.
She is known as “Wazeerat Al Sa’ada” in Tunisia, which translates as “Minister of Happiness” in English, which is one of the reasons Roddick likes Jabeur. “Her game captures your attention, and she plays with heart and, in my opinion, diversity.
As a fan, I find it both frustrating and amazing that I have no idea what will happen next,” Roddick told Eurosport. But I believe that hearing behind-the-scenes opinions on her is what really made me a fan.
And if you’ve heard it enough, you probably already know it’s accurate. Thus, in my opinion, you are also a fan.
Jabeur has no excuse not to take home a Major, according to Roddick
At Wimbledon, Jabeur competed in her maiden Grand Slam final but fell to Elena Rybakina.
Jabeur defeated Ajla Tomljanovic to get to her maiden US Open semifinal. She is a more versatile player than I am; I could only play on two surfaces. As a result, she has four chances per year as compared to me, who could have had a chance in Australia but most definitely not in Paris, Roddick said.
She appears to have the tennis IQ to switch in and out, and her playing seems to transfer. An open (draw) simply indicates that our potential champions have not yet triumphed. It indicates that the recognizable faces are aging, disappearing, damaged, or that we are going through a shift.
She has no excuse for failing to capture a Grand Slam. You could say that there are winners who are likely superior to her. In the US Open semifinal, Jabeur will face Caroline Garcia.