“I Feel Like I Have A Chance Against Anybody”: Novak Djokovic on Facing Rafael Nadal at French Open 2021


Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic will enter Roland Garros this year in great shape and back-to-back finals on the red dirt. And Serbian believes he ready to face all challenges in the French Open 2021

A few hours before heading towards Paris, Djokovic claimed his 83rd ATP tour-level title at the Belgrade Open after defeating Alex Molcan in straight sets(6-4, 6-3) in the championship match. 

In front of thousands of the home crowd, Novak Djokovic captured his third ATP 250 title in his backyard after an hour and 28-minute rally against the Slovakian qualifier.  

“A great feeling and a boost of confidence. I am satisfied with the way I played. I am ready. Hopefully, I’ll be able to work my way deep into the tournament,” Djokovic said in the post-match press conference in his hometown. 

Serb continued, “Feeling the support from the crowd here was something I was looking forward to, the best possible farewell before Roland Garros.” 

“Since Rome, I Feel That I am Striking The Ball A Lot Better”, says Novak Djokovic

According to this year’s French Open seeding, Novak Djokovic and his great rival Rafael Nadal landed in the same half of the main draw list. Hence, they will have a chance to face each other in the semifinal on the Parisian clay.

When asking about facing Nadal in the Roland Garros semifinal, Djokovic explained, “I don’t think it makes any significant difference. We’ll see if we both get there. Playing him(Nadal) at Roland Garros is always the biggest challenge you can have, but after our match in Rome, I feel like I have a chance against anybody.”

“Since Rome, I feel that I am striking the ball a lot better and that I am not half a step behind, which perhaps was the case in Monte Carlo,” Novak added.

No.1 seed Novak Djokovic will play his opening round match against American Tennys Sandgren at the French Open 2021. 

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