Novak Djokovic reacts after being in the same half of the French Open draw as Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer

Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal are all in the same half of the draw at French Open 2021, for the first time in history.

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Roger Federer Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal
Roger Federer Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal

Novak Djokovic will enter the French Open 2021 as the top seed. The Serbian was defeated in the finals of Roland Garros last year. He lost in straight sets to the Spaniard, Rafael Nadal. Djokovic has managed to claim just one Roland Garros title till date, after he defeated Andy Murray in the finals in 2016.

This time, Novak Djokovic is in the same half of the draw as his fierce rivals, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. More importantly, this is the first time ever that all of the Big Three players are in the same half of the French Open draw. Novak Djokovic can face Roger Federer in the quarterfinals, and a battle with Rafael Nadal in the semifinals in Paris. This means that we cannot witness a clash between two of the Big Three rivals in the finals this year.

Novak Djokovic confident of a putting up a good show at French Open 2021

Novak Djokovic stated that he hopes to be the player to reach the finals of the French Open 2021. He also added that facing Roger Federer in the quarterfinals will be exciting, but there is a long way to go.

“It’s the first time it happens. Only one man will reach the final and I hope to be that man. Facing Roger would be very cool but it’s a long way to go,” said Djokovic.

Novak Djokovic will face the American, Tennys Sandgren in the first round of the French Open 2021. Meanwhile, Roger Federer will face Denis Istomin, and Rafael Nadal will face Alexei Popyrin. The Serbian is currently competing at the Belgrade 2 Open, where he has reached the finals, after defeating Andrej Martin in three sets.

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