Novak Djokovic claimed his second French Open title, as he defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in the finals on Sunday. The Serbian came back from two sets down to claim this historic victory, and became the only man to complete his Double Career Grandslam.
Marian Vajda, coach of Novak Djokovic was delighted after the Serbian claimed the French Open 2021 title. The world number one first won in Paris in 2016, after defeating Andy Murray in the finals. However, Vajda believes that this win was sweeter as compared to 2016.
“I appreciate this trophy more than 2016. He was more nervous,” he said. “Novak knows he’s ready to play five sets anyway, physically, mentally. On clay, the momentum is changing more often than on hard court. He learned a lot from his defeats at the beginning of his career and from Melzer in 2010. His mind is ready,” Vajda added.
Rafa’s match gave him a lot of confidence: Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic defeated Rafael Nadal in the semifinals in four sets, which was only his second victory over the Spaniard in Paris. Marian Vajda believes that his victory over Nadal gave the Serbian more confidence in the finals.
“Rafa’s match gave him a lot of confidence. In the first two sets he was maybe thinking too much. I believed that if he beat Rafa, he had a good chance even if Stefanos played incredible tennis. I was worried that after two sets he couldn’t get energy because he was too flat,” said Djokovic.
Novak Djokovic has won the first two Grandslams of the year, and can win a Calendar Slam, if he manages to win Wimbledon and US Open later this year. Marian Vajda believes that the Serbian can win the Calendar slam , if he manages to stay healthy.
“As much as Novak is healthy, and he is, he is in great shape, he has the ability to win Grand Slams,” said Vajda.