Novak Djokovic to be French Open favorite with Nadal, Thiem - Wilander


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Novak Djokovic to be French Open favorite with Nadal, Thiem - Wilander

The seven-time Grand Slam winner Mats Wilander believes that Novak Djokovic is the French Open favourite with the Austrian Dominic Thiem and the Spaniard Rafael Nadal. In an interview, the Swede said: "I see Novak first on the men's side, he has won the last three Grand Slam titles but he has not played in a brilliant way between.

The Madrid Open win will make a difference, he will win the French Open. He starts to be in the shape he was three or four years ago. You cannot really beat Novak Djokovic." In the same time, Wilander believes Nadal has huge chances as well: "Obviously, he already played much better in Madrid, he is 32, 33 years old.

He does not need to win all the tournaments to have a chance in the French Open. Yeah, at the best of five sets beating him will be difficult. On the women's side, the three favourites are clear: Simona Halep first, Naomi Osaka second, so I think Sloane Stephens."

Can Djokovic reach Federer's 20 Grand Slam titles and potentially break the Swiss record? "Of course, if he keeps his physical condition and he stays involved, he will win more than 20. But let's not forget everything can change.

You wake up a morning and you are like, Oh, I do not want to play tennis anymore. We do not know when that day will come", concluded the legend. Djokovic and Nadal faced each other in the Rome Open final. They will definitely be boosted by that great week in the Italian event.