Roland Garros is something that tennis fans have been waiting for a long time, considering the names that will be found in the tournament, but also the rivalry between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal. Novak Djokovic is in training, and he commented on who is his favorite.
"When we talk about Roland Garros and clay tennis players, Rafael Nadal is always the first favorite. It is also true that Alcaraz is extraordinary this year. He achieves phenomenal results and has made a big step forward. I strive to win all Grand Slam titles when I am in the draw.
Of course, there are a lot of candidates for the trophy, "said Djokovic. Novak Djokovic won this tournament last year, and he will certainly have the imperative to repeat the same, but he is aware that he will have a difficult task.
"I'm sure of myself because I've already won this tournament. I'm a defending champion and I shudder when I remember last year's memories. But this is a new year, I want to be at the peak at the right time, such tournaments are motivation and emotions in players ".
The tournament in France will require exceptional readiness at all levels. Novak Djokovic confirmed that, but he thinks that he has a good momentum and that he has a good chance at Roland Garros, "These pitches are the most physically demanding, mentally and emotionally.
I always needed a few clay court tournaments to get in the right shape and I think I'm at a good level after winning the crown in Rome."
Tsonga on Djokovic
One of the ones we will watch for the last time at the tournament is Jo Wilfred Tsonga, a man who has given a lot to tennis.
Novak Djokovic praised this phenomenal Frenchman. I definitely want to say goodbye to him. I am convinced that he will get great support. It will be emotional for him and the audience, he was one of the most energetic and charismatic players.
He has extremely powerful punches. I know him well, we have always got along well "Novak added. There are many names in this tournament who have good chances for the title. Of course, most expect young hopes to make a breakthrough and remove Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, but they will not have an easy task.
Much is expected of Stefanos Tsitsipas, Carlos Alcaraz, and Alexander Zverev, and we will see if they can live up to expectations this time.