Novak Djokovic's path to Geneva is full of pitfalls

The Serbian champion could immediately face Andy Murray, then other top-level tennis players could cross his path

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Novak Djokovic's path to Geneva is full of pitfalls
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Novak Djokovic will play the ATP 250 in Geneva, before moving to Paris for the Roland Garros. A very important change in his schedule. Nole will try to improve his physical fitness and his clay-court tennis, right on the eve of the Parisian Slam, also having played few matches this year on clay-courts, especially due to premature defeats, like the last one took place in Rome.

A choice, that of playing in Geneva, which became necessary after the small number of matches played on clay.
However, Nole will not be the only superstar to present himself in Geneva. Casper Ruud, Taylor Fritz, Ben Shelton and Andy Murray will also be present.

Precisely in the last minutes the draw for Geneva was made known, where Djokovic will obviously be seeded number one.

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After an initial bye, the 24-time Slam champion could face Murray, in a match that always has something special.

The Briton will first have to overcome Yannick Hanfmann. Another possible obstacle in his path could be one of Denis Shapovalov or Tallon Griekspoor. Is even more challenging the possible semi-final with Fritz. On the other side of the draw, Ruud could be waiting for him, favorite in the bottom-half.

Below the current entry list of the Swiss tournament, which also made the wild cards to Denis Shapovalov and Novak Djokovic official with a post on social media: Casper Ruud
Taylor Fritz
Ben Shelton
Sebastian Baez
Tallon Griekspoor
Fabian Marozsan
Jack Draper
Christopher Eubanks
Aslan Karatsev
Tomas Machac
Marcos Giron
Yannick Hanfmann
Alexander Shevchenko
Daniel Altmaier
Flavio Cobolli
Roberto Carballes Baena
Alex Michelsen
Emil Ruusuvuori
Rinky Hijikata
Brandon Nakashima
Sumit Nagal
Denis Shapovalov (wild card)
Novak Djokovic (wild card)

At other times the Serbian probably would not have taken the Swiss tournament into consideration, but the not exactly excellent results achieved in Monte-Carlo and Rome made his participation necessary, to arrive in Paris in better conditions.

Nole, as we know, at this moment in his career has given absolute priority to the Slams, as well as the Olympics, the only major event still missing from his glorious collection.

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