Holger Rune: "Novak Djokovic main favorite at the Roland Garros"

The Dane explained it during an interview with Tennis Majors

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Holger Rune: "Novak Djokovic main favorite at the Roland Garros"

A few days and it will be time for the Roland Garros 2023. The second Grand Slam of the season is set to begin without its number one favorite Rafael Nadal, who has won 14 editions of the tournament. Among the tennis players who will fight for a strong result, if not the title, is Holger Rune.

The Dane explained during an interview with Tennis Majors: "I want to win a Grand Slam, that's what I've said in the past and I support it. I hope I can do it in France, if not I hope it happens in one of the other two this year." The Dane can pose a threat to everyone, given that he has reached three finals on four tournaments on clay, Monte-Carlo, Monaco and the Internazionali d'Italia in Rome: "So far it's been a good season for me, I can't complain.

Paris is the main focus of the clay court season. I think I had the matches I needed to be as prepared as possible."

According to Holger Rune, Novak Djokovic can win the Roland Garros

The 20-year-old has no doubts who could be the number one favorite for the Paris competition: "I still think Novak Djokovic is the main favorite for the event.

He's the one with more slams than who's playing, the one with the most experience." Next, Rune mentioned other players who can aim high: "Then we have Carlos Alcaraz and we mustn't forget about Daniil Medvedev. We have a lot of guys." Then he concluded in the interview: "I think that if I have to pick a favourite, I'll probably focus on Nole.

Once again it will be a very open tournament, because this year there will be no Rafa who has won 14 times. Medvedev has certainly given good signs this season on clay, playing better and better. He could be one of the favourites." Meanwhile, the main draw of Roland Garros has been drawn: Nole and Alcaraz are on the same side of the draw.

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