“I am rather impressed with how motivated and focused they are on the pitch. And they are great people even outside of tennis.
“They know what I did, and I know what they are doing. I’m much older, but I’ve been through their own experiences, that’s why we understand each other perfectly.
“Nadal in Melbourne has won once, but he could have done it two or three more times.
“In Paris he will certainly be the favourite, but let’s not forget [Stefanos] Tsitsipas, [Daniil] Medvedev, [Denis] Shapovalov,[Alexander] Zverev who can do well in all the big tournaments.