Paris, May 25 (BNA): Novak Djokovic enters the French Open amid a series of indifference on clay, but few will be surprised to see the great Serbian crane win the Knights Cup for the third time.
With Rafa Nadal sidelined by injury, Djokovic has a chance to overtake the Spaniard in the Grand Slam for a record 23rd Grand Slam, which will further his case in the GOAT (Greatest of All Time) debate.
Even with Nadal’s absence, Djokovic will have another Spaniard on his mind in Carlos Alcaraz (20), a youngster in a rush to make his way to greatness.
Bookmakers narrowly favor the US Open champion over Djokovic to win the French Open and the Serb rates him highly.
Despite winning Roland Garros two years ago and in 2016, clay has never been Djokovic’s favorite surface, and his speed and versatility are less suited to his attacking game.