Novak Djokovic has already lifted the Australian Open title this year. Also, there are no doubts about him being one of the favourites to win the French Open 2020. However, the World No.1 has gone through a whirlwind of emotions to reach the point where he is.
The Serb is fresh off his first round French Open win against Mikael Ymer and is looking straight ahead. However, he take a moment to reflect on the season he’s had so far. Djokovic also talks about his U.S Open disqualification and how important it was for him to perform well in Rome after the incident which led to him being defaulted.
Novak Djokovic reflects on his 2020 season
Djokovic begins by talking about the newly introduced ATP cup and states, “A really nice experience that gave me a lot of strength, a lot of energy and motivation for Australian Open and the rest of the season. Obviously, when when you start with a perfect record in Australia, you know, the rest of the season you look more confident.”
On lifting another title in Dubai the Serb says, “And I had a good tournament in Dubai, and then of course the pandemic happened. Then we all stopped for 6 months. I restarted the season where I stopped, winning Cincinnati.”
He further reflects on his week during U.S Open and what it was like to deal with, “And then New York ended with disqualification. It was a shock to me and to, obviously, many people. I hope that something like that will not happen again. But i think it was a great lesson for me.”
“And then a week later I played in Rome, the tournament that I ended up winning, which I think was very important. Emotionally, mentally, especially after what happened in New York. to be able to win an important tournament. To kind of refresh emotionally as well. And here I am in Paris, coming in with a lot of confidence and feeling good about myself and my game,” he concluded in this interview at Roland Garros.