Novak Djokovic French Open 2021

French Open Social Slice: Djokovic humour; Murray praise for Swiatek

On today’s Social Slice, we look at how Djokovic saw himself covering the court in his French Open win against Musetti and high praise from Andy Murray regarding Iga Swiatek. 

First off, Djokovic recovered from a two-set deficit against Lorenzo Musetti to reach the quarter-finals.

Following his victory, Djokovic took to twitter to joke about his court coverage! Nothing better than a bit of light-hearted humour to recover from a three and a half hour contest!

During the Pole’s straight-sets victory over an impressive Kostyuk, three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray was quick to heap praise on the 20-year-old.

Swiatek soon replied, asking for some practice on the grass courts! I am sure Murray won’t hesitate to accept the offer.

Despite a disappointing end to an impressive tournament for the Italian, Musetti was encouraged by his display and believes he can stay at this level.

See you on the grass soon Lorenzo!

John Millman’s travels around Europe including Paris has made him realise just how different things are off the court to his home country.

The Australian believes that things are ‘returning to a more normal pace’, with the vaccine rollout further ahead in Europe.

On a more light-hearted note, it turns out 17-year-old Coco Gauff also has many strategies off the court, including playing UNO against her parents!

Currently the American is in the lead! She just can’t lose at the minute.

Arguably the match of the day is Stefanos Tsitsipas against Daniil Medvedev for a place in the semi-finals.

Medvedev has a 6-1 record against the Greek, though Tsitsipas has displayed a far better level on the clay coming into the French Open.

With exciting tennis and contrasting styles, the Australian Open twitter said ‘what kind of sorcery will we see this time?’.

It’s not too long until we find out!

Tim Farthing, Tennishead Editorial Director & Owner, has been a huge tennis fan his whole life. He's a tennis journalist and entrepreneur as well as playing tennis to a national standard. He also helps manage his local club and volunteers for his local tennis organisation. He's a specialist in content about the administration of professional tennis and tennis coaching for all levels.