Novak Djokovic deserves to win a French Open title more than anybody else right now. It is the only grand slam title that the Serbian tennis star has yet to win and he will work hard to get his hands on that elusive French Open trophy.
Now that the season’s first big tournament is over, Djokovic is already looking at the next grand slam tournament at the Roland Garros, which starts on May 23 where he will try to win his maiden French Open title, the only trophy missing from his grand slam collection. For the man who has amassed 11 grand slam titles (two US Opens, three Wimbledons, and six Australian Opens), he will do the best that he can to claim the elusive French Open title.
“The French Open, it’s the one I never won,” Djokovic said in an interview as quoted by Tennis.com. “I’ll try to put myself in a position to get that trophy.”
Djokovic has lost in the French Open final in 2012, 2014, and 2015. He also lost four times in the semifinals (2007, 2008, 2011, and 2013). Last season, his defeat to Stan Wawrinka at the French Open had cost him a Calendar Grand Slam. Other players who have never won the French Open are Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Pete Sampras, Stefan Edberg, and Djokovic’s coach, Boris Becker.
After Djokovic’s successful run in Melbourne when he denied Andy Murray in a four-set final 7-6(5) 6-7(4) 6-3 6-0, he will play next at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. He lost to Roger Federer, 6-3 7-5, in Dubai last year. The pair will be joined by reigning French Open champion Wawrinka and World number six Tomas Berdych in the Dubai tournament, which will run from Feb. 15 to Feb. 27, 2016. Djokovic is a four-time champion in Dubai.
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