Following a tough 3-set comeback win over Gilles Simon Tuesday in Monte Carlo, Novak Djokovic was asked who he was afraid of at the French Open.
“I don’t fear anyone,” Djokovic responded.
Djokovic, who won the French Open last year to complete his career Slam, has just one title in the last ninth months, winning at Doha at the start of the year.
And with his recent struggles, Djokovic said the win over Simon marks a new beginning.
“Today was definitely some kind of a beginning, some kind of a start,” Djokovic said. “Playing over two and a half hours in the first match after a little bit of a break from the tour, skipping Miami and playing on clay court first match, such a physically demanding match, I think is definitely helpful for me from different perspective.
“I’m confident that with dedication and commitment, you know, good positive mindset, I can get on that level where I want to be.”
Next for Novak is Indian Wells semifinalist Pablo Carreno Busta.
“I try to focus on my own game, evolution of my game, especially knowing that I made that transition, as most of the players, from hard court to clay court in just one week,” he added. “It takes a bit of time to really find your rhythm on the court, find your comfort zone, I would say, in the game itself.”
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