Gael Monfils: 'Djokovic is Djokovic, a champion'

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Gael Monfils: 'Djokovic is Djokovic, a champion'

Gael Monfils wasn't satisfied with his first round Australian Open win over Jaume Munar. The Frenchman prevailed in straight sets, 6-3 7-6(5) 6-4, but he admitted that didn't play at his best. 'I feel I played really bad, while my coach doesn't think so. My beginning of the match was a disaster, I can't do it. I didn't have a simple tactics. He also made some mistakes', said Monfils, who won Doha title before Australian Open.

in the second round Monfils will face the six-time Melbourne winner Novak Djokovic: 'I will have to get my level higher than the one I showed in order to be competitive against Novak. I really have too many downs, I am not confident enough. Then we will say, him, him, him. No, stop it! Novak is still Novak. The guy is a champion, a real player. He will be at 100%, I will be at 100%, and it will be a big battle.'

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