In an interview to Informer, former Serbia's Davis Cup team captain Niki Pilic commented on Novak Djokovic after his five-set French Open loss to Dominic Thiem. "If Novak is healthy and keeps being passionate about tennis, he will not struggle in reaching and overcoming Roger.
In tennis like in any other sport, there are no guarantees but Nole has some good years in front of him. Now he needs to earn points over Nadal on the ATP Rankings." "Conditions were not good. The match was a rollercoaster, there were a lot of ups and down and in the end Nole was not good enough in adapting to the wind and I am sorry he has lost.
Novak is right when he says that the organizers only thinking about money and how to earn. Roland Garros earned $150 million a year over the last 15 years and what do they spend that money for? They didn't build a roof and for years matches were delayed because of the bad weather condition.
In Paris, there should be at least two roofs." Meanwhile, another former Serbia's Davis Cup team captain, Bogdan Obradovic, said: "Titles in tennis are important but for Novak, the most important thing now is to increase his lead over Nadal.
I think Djokovic will win a Trophy between Wimbledon and US Open. He fits more to those tournaments than Paris, he often wins there and only being healthy matters." Djokovic is unlikely to take a wild card in Queen's. He is taking a rest in Belgrade and he is set to play Wimbledon next.