Former World no.1 Marc Rosset reckons Novak Djokovic will be well prepared for the upcoming Roland Garros to defend his title. Djokovic has played only four matches in the ongoing season and has a 2-2 record so far. Thus, the Serbian hasn’t had enough match practice under his belt.
As Djokovic is unvaccinated against Covid-19, he had to miss a lot of tournaments in the hardcourt season. However, as a number of countries are easing their restrictions on the pandemic, Djokovic can play more.
The World no.1 lost to Spain’s Alejandro Davidovich Fokina in the second round of the recently concluded Rolex Monte Carlos Masters. However, the former Olympic Gold Medallist Rosset reckons Djokovic can play every week till the start of the French Open next month, which will keep him in good stead.
Rosset added that Djokovic is no longer uncertain regarding the tournaments in which he can play and he will be at his best in one-month time.
Rosset told RTS: “It’s rare for him [to tire]! “It also demonstrates that nothing is done with a snap of the fingers. “But I think he will be well on his feet by Roland Garros because if he wants to, he can now play every week from here to Paris.
“He is no longer in uncertainty when he did not know which tournament he could participate in when he could not put the same intensity into his training. “Everything will go back in the right direction for him.”
The French Open will begin on May 21 and Djokovic has a month to find his mojo and hit top gear. The Serbian will take part in the Barcelona Open and Madrid Masters before the all-important Roland Garros in Paris.