Greg Rusedski: "Novak Djokovic MUST go back to win"

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Greg Rusedski: "Novak Djokovic MUST go back to win"

Speaking to Eurosport, Greg Rusedski said Novak Djokovic will be ready for the second Slam of the season. Rusedski explained: "Right now, it doesn't matter how Novak Djokovic wins games. He just needs to accumulate matches and move forward in tournaments, even without expressing great tennis.

Rest assured, Nole hasn't forgotten how to play tennis. He lacks the pace of the match and his habit of winning has weakened a little. He has to get back on the wagon and get back in the game. As the weeks go by, his level will rise and we will soon see the real Novak again.

He will do everything he can to get to Roland Garros in top form." Justine Henin echoed: "I'm sure Djokovic will recover and that we will see the best version of him sooner or later. Professional tennis players are not machines, it was known that Nole would have encountered some difficulties in the beginning.

He has played very little in the last few months and has had to manage several uncomfortable situations, which have tried him a lot on an emotional level. He needs some time to get back on top."

Novak's 2022

Novak Djokovic has only won two games this year and is in desperate need of regaining confidence.

His 2022 started very badly, also thanks to his choice not to get vaccinated against the Coronavirus. The Serbian champion has remained faithful to his ideals, but has paid dearly for this choice. In addition to not being able to defend the title at the Australian Open, the world number 1 also suffered serious damage to his image.

Nole made his seasonal debut on the hard court in Dubai, but was already defeated in the quarterfinals by a wild Jiri Vesely. Due to strict US regulations, the 20-time Grand Slam champion also had to give up the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells and Miami.

The 34-year-old from Belgrade returned to Monte Carlo, where he was surprised by Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the second round. Djokovic reiterated that his main target is Roland Garros, where he will be called upon to defend the title he won last year.