Djokovic French Open

“I should not have done that”- Djokovic expresses further regret about US Open default

World number one and French Open top seed Novak Djokovic expressed further regret about his US Open disqualification after a comfortable first round win at Roland Garros.


2016 French Open champion Djokovic dropped just five games to Mikhail Ymer yesterday, meaning that his fourth round default at Flushing Meadows earlier this month is still his only loss in 2020. The three-time champion in New York once again revealed remorse about the incident.

“Obviously the incident in New York, I should not have done that, but unfortunately it happened and I paid a big consequence and was disqualified from the tournament,” said Novak Djokovic, who was speaking in the Eurosport Cube. “But it was a bit of a shock for me and my team for about a week. I came back home, spent some quality time with the family, and just started training on clay.”

Having won the Italian Open last week many consider Djokovic as the favourite for the title in Paris this year, and the Serbian was satisfied with his opening round victory on Court Philippe Chatrier. “It was a great performance and the best possible start for me at this Roland-Garros tournament,” commented the 17-time Grand Slam champion.

Djokovic will face Ricardas Berankis in second round action tomorrow.


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