Why Novak Djokovic complained about the Roland Garros courts

The Serbian tennis player analyzed the difficult conditions of the courts in Bois de Boulogne, also affected by the autumnal Parisian weather

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Why Novak Djokovic complained about the Roland Garros courts
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At the press conference after his epic five-set win against Francisco Cerundolo at the Roland Garros 4th round, Novak Djokovic analyzed the condition of his knee injury. A problem already suffered in recent days and which the fall on the clay surface in the match against the Argentinian amplified During the match, Djokovic argued on several occasions with the chair umpire and the supervisor, guilty - according to the Serbian champion - of not highlighting the conditions of a court bordering on dilapidated. During the match, Djokovic asked to sweep the court several times also to avoid putting the tennis players' safety at risk.

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Many times at the change of court, the ATP No.1 joked, always ironically underlining the inadequate conditions of the court.
The Belgrade tennis player remains in the fight for the number 1 position in the ATP ranking, which he defends from Jannik Sinner's attack. Tomorrow, Nole will face the Norwegian Casper Ruud, a tennis player who he has often beaten in his career but who recently defeated him at the ATP Masters 1000 in Monte-Carlo. It must be said that, again in the post-match press conference, Nole made the fans worry, underlining how he is not sure of being able to play the quarterfinal match.

Regardless of whether he is present in the quarterfinal round or not, regardless of even defending the ATP No.1 spot, Djokovic once again showed extraordinary resilience. Over the course of his career we have repeatedly witnessed his historic feats, but something epic is happening at Roland Garros 2024 too. First against Lorenzo Musetti, on the pitch until after 3 am (local time - ed.) and practically never stopping in four hours of play. Then bruised and with a knee injury, the Serbian champion beat the Argentine Cerundolo in five sets and after four and a half hours.

After dominating the first set with a clear 6-1, the Balkan tennis player slipped on the court and then suffered a knee problem. Sensational.

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