Tennis-French Open executed and dusted, Djokovic heading in the right direction for calendar Slam
PARIS (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic has an actual shot at becoming the primary guy is greater than 50 years
to win all 4 Grand Slam titles in a calendar yr after the Serb added
the French Open to his Australian Open name on Sunday,
seven-instances main winner Mats Wilander said.
The claycourt Grand Slam has been the maximum hard essential for Djokovic to win,
Sunday’s victory handiest his 2nd at Roland Garros,
and he heads to Wimbledon subsequent where he is the 2-time protecting champion.
The 34-12 months-antique global No.1 is a force to be reckoned with on hardcourts too,
having gained a record 9 titles in Melbourne and 3 U.S. Open trophies,
making him a fave to win at Flushing Meadows in September.
Djokovic agreed it became feasible he may want to match the fulfillment of Rod Laver,
the closing guy to win all four singles titles in 1969,
and that he may want to even complete a ‘Golden Slam’ by using adding the Olympic title on the Tokyo games.
“We are now heading into the season in which we’d put Novak as the fave to win Wimbledon maximum likely,
favorite at the U.S. Open because of what he does on hardcourts,” Eurosport pundit Wilander stated.
“So yes, it’s on and the manner he appears – he appears younger, he looks so fresh on the quit,
he looks frightening top and encouraged.”
Djokovic displayed mental electricity and physical fitness on Sunday to come back lower back from two units down
and beat Greek 22-12 months-vintage Stefanos Tsitsipas after scuffling with for four hours and 11 mins,
the precise time he took to get beyond 13-time French Open winner Rafa Nadal in the semi-finals much less than 48 hours earlier.
Mischa Zverev, the brother of global-wide variety six Alexander, stated Djokovic already gave the impression of he had turned his interest to Wimbledon.
“he is a legend, and he is on the manner to triumphing all four inside the same yr,” Zverev said on Eurosport. “I don’t realize if it’s going to appear but his success is awesome, specifically the way he received today.
“I was searching at Novak once they were making ready the trophy rite and he seemed like he became getting ready for Wimbledon. He turned into so targeted.
“I think in his mind already he changed into considering who he became going to play at Wimbledon, how am I going play, I need to get prepared with my guidance and restoration – he is a gadget.”