Rolex Paris Masters: Djokovic advances with confidence

Clément Pédron, Media365, published on Sunday October 30, 2022 at 8:32 p.m.

In an interview with the newspaper L’Équipe, Novak Djokovic returned to his physical condition on the eve of approaching the last Masters of the season. Winner of Wimbledon this year, the Serb wants to win his third Bercy.

His opponents are warned, Novak Djokovic has the knife between his teeth. On the eve of the start of the Rolex Paris Masters, of which he is title holder, the double winner of the tournament (2019, 2021) looked back on his last months for the newspaper l’Équipe. In the preamble, the Serb spoke about his physical condition when he arrived in Paris: “I feel very good. Having success here in the past always helps, it gives you confidence. I won the last two times I was there. I really like the playing conditions even if they are different from last year. This year, unlike previous ones, the courts will be faster declared Cédric Pioline, the new director of the tournament. The now world No. 7 also confided in the management of the imbroglio in Melbourne and the following months. “During the second part of the season, I felt different at the tournaments, much more positive, recognizes the Serb. With everything that happened in Australia, I felt emotionally disoriented off the court and it affected my game. I had to find my bearings and find the level of play I wanted to reach. . During the clay court season, I was able to raise my level of play. And then Wimbledon came at the right time. This victory gave me enormous confidence.”

Attempt the pass of three

Despite a “lack of competition” by his own admission, Novak Djokovic has continued to confirm his good form throughout the last few days, where he has won in particular in Tel Aviv and Astana. “There was the Laver Cup, Tel Aviv and Astana, I played really well. In general, when I look at my results indoors, I have a good run. I have to make sure I get the same results because I trained hard for it. » Present in Paris but with a few days ahead of him before entering the competition, the player with 21 Grand Slam titles savor this moment of physical and psychological peace. “Returning to a court where we had good results brings good feelings. At this level, it is important to have good feelings, to have good memories on the court. The mind is very important in tennis. You often fight against your own demons and if you win in your head, it can have an impact on what happens on the court. » Novak Djokovic, exempt for his entry into the running, will face the winner of the match between Diego Schwartzman and Maxime Cressy, to launch his quest for a third title.

Leave a Comment