Djokovic: ‘I Am Ready’ For Roland Garros Challenge

Djokovic: ‘I Am Ready’ For Roland Garros Challenge

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is hoping to use the confidence he gained by lifting the Belgrade Open title on Saturday at Roland Garros, where he lifted the 2016 trophy.

“It definitely gives me a great feeling and boost of confidence for flying into Paris,” said Djokovic, who beat qualifier Alex Molcan in the Belgrade final. “I am thrilled with the way I have been playing this week, very satisfied with the way I have been feeling on the court and striking the ball.

“I am ready. Paris is definitely one of the highest goals of the season and hopefully I will be able to kick start that tournament in the best possible way and work my way deep into the tournament.”

The 34-year-old believes that he made a turning point in his clay form at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome, where he lost to Rafael Nadal in the final.

“I feel that from the Rome tournament I have just been striking the ball better, finding my timing, using the court better, moving actually better,” said Djokovic. “Not being a half a step late as I was in Monte Carlo at the beginning of the clay court season.

“I feel like Rome and this tournament have been really important for the confidence and for Roland Garros. I am ready, I’m fit and I’m motivated. I am just very happy with the lead up to Paris.”

News Source: atptour

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