Djokovic concedes Nadal is the ‘favourite’ for French Open

World No 1 Novak Djokovic says that 12-time winner Rafael Nadal remains the clear favourite to triumph at Roland-Garros in 2020.

September 27, 2020

Novak Djokovic is the No 1 player in the world and the top seed at the French Open, but he says that Rafael Nadal is the title favorite. After all, the second-ranked Nadal has lifted the Coupe des Mousquetaires 12 times, whereas Djokovic’s lone title on the terre battue has come in 2016.

“Of course I agree that Nadal is the No 1 favorite without a doubt,” Djokovic stated. “We all know how many times he has won here. So I agree with that.”

That being said, current playing conditions could favor the Serb.

“I would say that the conditions of playing in September and October when it’s colder and the ball doesn’t bounce as much is probably more suited to my style of the game,” Djokovic added. “So, yes, I do feel comfortable.”

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