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Novak Djokovic US Open 2022

Djokovic ‘will be ready’ for French Open defense claims former coach

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Marian Vajda, has backed Djokovic to be on top form ahead of this month’s French Open stating that the Serbian “will be ready for Roland Garros”.

Djokovic has only played three tournaments this season as he has been unable to travel freely due to being unvaccinated against Covid-19.

As a result, he missed both the Australian Open and the ‘Sunshine Double’ events in Miami and Indian Wells.

He also has had a difficult season on the court as he suffered shock defeats in Dubai and Monte Carlo.

However, the 20-time Grand Slam winner looks like he is returning to his old imperious self as he tries to find his best form ahead of his French Open title defense in May.

Last month he reached his first final since the Paris Masters in November as he was beaten by Russia’s Andrey Rublev at the Serbia Open.

This week, he has continued his return to top form after convincingly beating Gael Monfils to move into the third round of the Madrid Open.

Marian Vajda, who’s partnership ended with Djokovic after the ATP Finals last year, has argued that Djokovic just needs more match practice and time on court in order for him to be competitive at the French Open later this month.

The Slovakian coach said in a recent interview, “He was not in great shape because of the problems at the beginning of year.

“He doesn’t have enough matches under his belt, and that is why he is now trying to play everywhere he can. He is getting back to his old self, even though in Belgrade final he still wasn’t in best shape.

“He might be struggling a bit in Madrid and Rome, but I think he will be ready for Roland Garros”.

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