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(Tennis news) Djokovic will not attend the Madrid Masters but is judged to be able to revenge Nadal at Roland Garros.
The clay tennis season has begun and the destination for top players as usual is still Roland Garros. However, during the Covid-19 translation, which made it difficult for the tournament to organize, the big players had a reason to keep their strength from playing too many hot tournaments but focusing on the Grand Slam title.
Djokovic leaves the Madrid Masters to wait for Roland Garros
Novak Djokovic earlier this year conquered the Australian Open and after that tournament he made it clear his intention to focus solely on the Grand Slam tournaments, instead of trying to compete in multiple tournaments to maintain the number 1 spot on the standings. ATP.
Djokovic will certainly not play at the Madrid Masters, instead he will only kick off with the ATP 250 in Belgrade and the Rome Masters in May.
The fact that Djokovic deliberately gave up the race to win the Madrid Masters is a pity, but it is an opportunity for Rafael Nadal because if you win in the Spanish capital, he will have 640 points while Djokovic loses 500 points, and the distance between them on the standings will be shortened, just enough for Nadal to remove Djokovic from No. 1 by attending Rome Masters and Roland Garros.
Djokovic of course just wants the Grand Slam because he is only inferior to Nadal and Roger Federer has two more titles to equal the number of championships. And Nadal is likely to rise to 21 titles if he continues to be crowned at Roland Garros. And according to his schedule, Djokovic will focus his full power on winning Roland Garros to prevent that from happening.
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Former doubles champion Patrick McEnroe, who was crowned at Roland Garros in 1989, recently commented that Djokovic will be the player with the greatest chance of knocking Nadal down at the upcoming Roland Garros.
“Even if this year Roger Federer has accepted clay tournaments to prepare for Roland Garros, his chances of overthrowing Nadal are still very low, because even at the peak of his form he is still a player. World No. 2 on clay, ”McEnroe said.
“But Djokovic is absolutely possible, what Djokovic does now is to maintain his fitness and not erode himself too much to always have the ambition to win every time he plays. I feel that what Nole has done lately is to observe a lot of opponents to make a long-term plan, and I believe Nole is reviewing his own defeat against Nadal last year to draw lessons.
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