Alex Corretja identifies what could be key to Novak Djokovic winning French Open
by DZEVAD MESIC | VIEW 2010
Alex Corretja thinks Novak Djokovic's experience could play the key role in the Serb's quest to win a record 23rd Grand Slam title at this year's French Open. Djokovic, who won Wimbledon and the Australian Open in his last two Grand Slam tournaments played, hasn't been impressive so far during the clay season.
Leading up to the French Open, Djokovic suffered a Monte Carlo Masters round-of-16 exit and he was also a quarterfinalist at the Rome Masters and Banja Luka. However, no one is underestimating Djokovic as many have been underlining that the Serb has a history of delivering his absolute best when it matters the most.
Corretja agrees with those claims as he expects the Serb to come up with the goods in Paris.
Corretja on what could be the key for Djokovic at the French Open
"He knows how to win [at Roland-Garros], he has done it already twice and he has won so many majors, he knows how to deal with the pressure even though he didn't have an unbelievable clay-court season.
He is going little by little and he will increase his level. He knows how to be the favourite of the tournament, and I think Novak is going to be ready to do well. I'm sure that he's been preparing this season that he’s going to get to Paris and he's going to find his peak at the tournament, and even if he struggles at some moments or whatever, he will find a way.
He's a champion. He knows how to deal with those moments where there are some questions. And then he will be ready for the important matches. He's very stable, because physically he's strong and because mentally he's like a machine.
So he knows how to deal with those moments. I think if Novak doesn't have any issues, I'm sure he's going to be a big contender for the title," Corretja told Eurosport. Djokovic made it all the way at Roland Garros in 2016 and 2021.
With Rafael Nadal out of the tournament, Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz are the two top favorites for the title.