Novak Djokovic may be the undisputed number one player in the world, but he has yet to master clay. Djokovic has won every grand slam on the calendar, except for the French Open. His best performance came in 2012, when he reached the final, only to lose in four sets to Rafael Nadal. With Nadal looking as though he is close to his best form, it will take something very special from Novak to oust the “King of Clay.” Djokovic will have to hit harder, move quicker, and show more patience than his Spanish rival, if he is to have any hope of lifting the title.
Despite never winning the ultimate title at Roland Garros, Djokovic has always fared well in the French Open. He has reached four semi finals in the past six years, and made the final one time. Unfortunately for him, there has always been someone better than him at the tournament. If it is not Nadal, then it is Roger Federer. Djokovic lost an epic 5 hour semi final to Federer in 2011, another year when he was the favorite to win the tournament. Novak will have to put these memories behind him if he is to become French Open champion.
If you get French Open 2013 Tickets, you might get the chance to see Nadal take on Djokovic in the semi finals. It is set up to be one of the greatest matches of the year, so you do not want to miss out!
Djokovic has a very good record so far this season, winning the Australian Open, Dubai Masters, and the Monte Carlo Masters. The Monte Carlo title is the most crucial of them all, as he won it on clay and against Rafael Nadal. That final will have given Djokovic a lot of confidence; it proved that he has the capability to defeat Nadal on clay. However, that match was played in the “best of three sets” format, and was only a few weeks after Nadal returned to action. The Spaniard has improved since, and we know that he is at his deadliest in the “best of five sets” format.
With tennis tickets available online, you could have the chance to watch Novak Djokovic in action at Roland Garros this summer. Tickets are available for the early round action, where you get entrance for all the games happening on a particular day. You can also get tickets for the semi finals, or final, which are held at the Philippe Chatrier court.
The Rome Masters, taking place at the moment, could have been the key to Djokovic’s French Open dream. However rather uncharateristically he was ousted in the quarter final agains Tomas Berdych; the Spaniard again will be the undisputed favorite going into the grand slam event. With Nadal set to be the fourth seed at Roland Garros, it sets up a mouth-watering semi final clash with Novak Djokovic. Will the world number one finally defeat Nadal at Roland Garros, or will the Spaniard continue his incredible comeback from injury?