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Djokovic Shifts Interest To Roland Garros

Posted: May 19, 2015 at 1:56 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

It is the first time World’s number one Novak Djokovic has successfully defended a clay court title, and that will only reinforce his self-belief as he goes in search of the one Grand Slam he has never won.

Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic

Depsite almost blinding himself with the champagne cork in celebration after beating Roger Fedrerer on Sunday , Djokovic’s thoughts immediately turned to the upcoming French Open.

He pledged that he would not crack under the pressure at Roland Garros, ‘It’s not about avoiding the fear, it’s about confronting it,’ said the Serb, who was left with a tiny cut on his nose where the cork hit him.

‘Along with 2011 this is the best year of my career. I don’t know how it will continue at Roland Garros but obviously I have a lot of confidence. I don’t think I have to go and do anything more special there.’

But the man he defeated, Federer, still believes Nadal’s history at Roland Garros weighs heavily in his favour: ‘Novak was rock solid but you can’t take away the last ten years,’ said the Swiss.

‘Maybe he hasn’t had the same amount of success recently but we know how tough he is over best of five. That remains for me the situation.’

Federer threw everything at him in the first set, knowing that there was only one outcome if he chose to trade from the baseline.