Jim Courier dismisses concerns about Novak Djokovic's French Open chances

Courier thinks Djokovic will be ready for the French Open.

by Dzevad Mesic
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Jim Courier dismisses concerns about Novak Djokovic's French Open chances

Jim Courier is not concerned about Novak Djokovic's French Open chances after the Serb's Rome Masters exit. Djokovic, seeded at No 1, exited Rome in the quarterfinal after Holger Rune handed him a 6-2 4-6 6-2 loss. This clay season hasn't been that great for Djokovic, who also suffered a surprise Monte Carlo round-of-16 loss to Lorenzo Musetti and a shock Banja Luka quarterfinal loss against Dusan Lajovic, respectively.

However, Courier thinks 22-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic will be ready for the French Open. "It's more of a big deal for Rune that it is for Novak. I think Novak has every reason to believe that given the longer form that Roland Garros best of five sets has, he will have more time to problem-solve, he'll have more time to get into the tournament as well.

He's not gonna be playing the top 32 players, the first couple of matches. So, I think no reason, as long as he is healthy, for Novak to feel anything but that he is one of 'the' guys to beat at Roland Garros," Courier said on Tennis Channel.

Rune called Djokovic 'one of the greatest ever'

After beating Djokovic for the second time, Rune couldn't hide his happiness. In his post-match interview, Rune dropped the ultimate praise on Djokovic's greatness. "It's really a big win for me.

Obviously I did it last year in Paris as well, but every match is a huge challenge for me when I play against Novak. He's one of the greatest that's ever played the game. I knew I had to be at my best and I said it yesterday, and I was today.

I'm super proud of myself and I enjoyed every moment out there," Rune said after beating Djokovic. Now, Djokovic will turn his focus on his final preparation for the French Open. It remains to be seen if this is the year Djokovic wins his third title at Roland Garros.

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