Novak Djokovic: I Don’t Fear Anyone!
by Tom Gainey | April 19th, 2017, 11:52 pm

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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9 Comments for Novak Djokovic: I Don’t Fear Anyone!

Aced Out Says:

But that’s not how you have been playing lately …

shamboozie Says:

Strange response from the Djoker. Almost a militant statement as if to say “I am back”. Trotzdem…….let your tennis do the talking.

Danica Says:

You know what is interesting? In 2011, everyone was talking about Novak’s win streak of 40+ match wins. At the same time, Carreno Busta had actually similar streak of 40+ consecutive wins. However, no one paid much attention as these all came on challenger circuit. Now, he is one of the top 20 players.

Van Persie Says:

“Strange response from the Djoker.”

He said much stranger things than this one in the last months.

courbon Says:

I don’t fear anyone!
..a part from my wife…
Actually, that is a good response from Novak instead of some new age “love them all” response.
The oly problem is, that at the moment, nobody also fears Novak.He needs to build up his standing on the tour.

Van Persie Says:

Lol courbon

Old School Says:

He’s trying to convince himself. Truth is he has to prove to himself, the tour, the world that he can climb the mountain. The longer the duration between titles the harder to regain the summit.

Talbot Tennis Says:

In my opinion Djokovic hasnt been in good form other than that no one can doubt the ability that he has and what form he used to be in winning almost every tournament. The French Open will be interesting, younger lot wanting to cement their place, Roger playing as good as ever and Nadal trying to claim the title for a record number of time. Great time to be a tennis fan…

Truth Says:

He fears everything. Who is he deceiving? He tried to outmuscle Goffin and let Goffin escape 15-40. You don’t overpower any top 20 guy on clay.
Goffin was miserable and Djoker succeeded in outdoing Goffin in the depression ranking.
Even Eurosport said Djoker had no chance unless he cared about fighting. Not going through the motions.
Even murray’s suffering looks better than this Djoker.
Losing while winning. Smh

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