Here’s a look at Novak Djokovic’s projected path to the French Open 2023 final.
Novak Djokovic will have a monumental task on his hand if he is to defend his French Open crown this year. The World No. 1 recently won the Italian Open and will carry some good form into the second major Grand Slam of the year.
The Serbian star will arrive in Paris looking to match Rafael Nadal’s 21 Grand Slam wins. Without further ado, here’s a look at Novak Djokovic’s potential path to the French Open 2023 final.
Novak Djokovic’s potential route to the French Open 2023 final –
1st Round Opponent: Yoshihito Nishioka – The World No 94 is unlikely to pose any threats to Novak Djokovic in the first round of the 2023 French Open.
2nd Round Opponent: Federico Coria / Alex Molcan – Argentine Coria has a rather impressive 12-10 record on clay and could pose a threat to Djokovic. On the other hand, Molcan is making his debut at the French Open this year.
3rd Round Opponent: Jenson Brooksby – Although the American youngster is prodigiously talented, his results on clay haven’t inspired much confidence. We expect Djokovic to breeze past Brooksby.
4th Round Opponent: Diego Schwartzman/ Grigor Dimitrov – Djokovic leads Schwartzman 6-0 in H2H stats and has beaten the Argentine three times on clay. Meanwhile, Dimitrov has managed to beat Djokovic just once in their previous 10 encounters.
Quarterfinals Opponent: Rafael Nadal – This promises to be one of the most sought-after matches at the tournament. Although the Serb has been in good form, Nadal turns into a different player on clay.
Semifinals Opponent: Carlos Alcaraz/ Alexander Zverev – The two youngsters can pose a threat to Djokovic’s title challenge. Alcaraz has beaten Djokovic before in Madrid while Zverev is also capable of causing upsets at the biggest stage.
Final Opponent: Stefanos Tsitsipas – The Greek star has managed to impress many in his short career so far. However, he recently lost to Djokovic in the final of the Italian Open.
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