Rodriguez plays down Henin's chances at SW19

by: TENNIS.com June 16, 2010

Justine Henin's coach, Carlos Rodriguez, is playing down Henin's chances at Wimbledon this year.
 
"Justine is not a candidate for victory at Wimbledon," he told Belgian newspaper La Derniere Heure. "She has a chance, but there are girls who have more claim to the title than her. I'd like to wrong, but she needs more time.

"After [she reached] those two finals in Australia, everyone saw her as the queen again, but I knew it would be more complicated. In Australia, she arrived fresh, without pressure and could count on the element of surprise. Today, that's not the case.
 
"The main objective is to finish the season without injuries, because there's a physical and mental fatigue that sets in."

More Stories

Federer considered playing Olympics while skipping U.S. Open, and vice versa

In the end, his balky left knee wouldn't allow him to do either.

U.S. tennis may have a future when Serena Williams retires, after all

There were new signs of life, and even some swagger, in the U.S. game at Wimbledon. 

Dynamic Doubles Duo: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal to team up in inaugural Laver Cup

A team of European players will face off against a group from the rest of the world Sept. 22-24, 2017, in Prague.