Novak Djokovic is making no bones about it, he wants to win the French Open and complete the Grand Slam.
“Well, I’m more motivated to win this trophy than the fact that you just brought,” Djokovic told a journalist today. “I know that if I win this tournament it’s going to be the part of the history, so I would be very honored to be part of that small, small group of players that manage to win all four Grand Slams.
But, you know, there is so much to this tournament. It means a lot. As I was saying before, and I will say it again, you know, it is the No. 1 priority of my season and I will go for it. If I don’t make it this time it’s not the end of the world. I will keep on working hard and trying to make it another year. As I said, I will give my best to go all the way.”
Djokovic also knows that his recent win over Nadal in Monte Carlo could prove the difference should they meet in the semifinals.
“Well, it definitely gave me the confidence boost, you know, before Madrid and Rome and also this tournament,” he said. “Winning against Nadal on clay is not something that happens every day, you know. It’s a big challenge. I managed to play one of the best matches on the clay courts ever in my career, and that’s an important it’s an important fact prior to Roland Garros. That’s it. That’s all I can say.”
The Australian Open champion and current world No. 1 will begin play either Sunday or Monday in the first round against David Goffin.
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