In a dream, the French Open final on Sunday between Novak Djokovic faces king of clay Rafael Nadal is more at stake for the world’s two top-ranked players than another Grand Slam title. The match is between two legends, and it sure will be a nail-biting one.
This year, no player has beaten Djokovic, his only blemish being the default defeat in New York. However, the Serbian showed tremendous mental strength and determination to win the title following his U.S. Open debacle.
Moreover, another win on Sunday will make Djokovic the first man to win every Grand Slam tournament at least twice.
The winner of 18 Grand Slam titles, Chris Evert, believes Rafael Nadal has to perform his very best to beat Djokovic.
“I look at Nadal and see a warrior, fighting for everything, he’s going to leave blood on the court,” she said, thinking Nadal has an excellent command over his play technique.
“He’s(Djokovic) Like A Wall”: Chris Evert
However, she also believes Nadal has to do something unique to take the title home. She said, “I look at Djokovic, and I see more of a robot but in a good sense. The mental part of his game is a level ahead of everyone else. It’s awesome. His game is flawless. He doesn’t make errors. He moves well. He has good defense and offense.”
Chris Evert added, talking about the great play Djokovic showcased during the tournament and how focused he is.
She also mentioned about his mental strength and determination, saying, “If he has a weakness, it would be himself. If he’s not in the mood to play or he’s upset or whatever. But he’s like a wall. It’s hard to get through a wall.”
Earlier, Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, who lost to Djokovic in the semi-finals in five sets, also said Novak’s was almost perfect.