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Novak Djokovic explains French Open plan to deny Rafael Nadal another Grand Slam title

Novak Djokovic of Serbia poses with the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup after winning the 2021 Australian Open Men's Final, at Brighton Beach on February 22, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Andy Cheung/Getty Images)

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World No 1 Novak Djokovic has revealed that he will be looking to make specific twists to his game at this week’s Belgrade Open to find his best possible form ahead of the French Open, which gets underway on May 30. The Serb will go into the next Grand Slam event at Roland Garros, where he will face a tricky task in beating favourite Rafael Nadal.

“I’ve been setting up everything to peak in Paris,” Djokovic told reporters. “And here it’s about matchplay, and it’s about working on certain specific details in my game that hopefully I’ll be able to tweak them and to make them perfectly tuned in Paris.

“That’s definitely where I want to shine and it’s a Grand Slam. It’s a two-week long event, it’s clay, it’s very demanding in every aspect. Obviously now it’s more of a fine-tuning, more details, doing more of certain exercises that activate certain muscles and movements that are necessary for me to have that feeling of being dynamic and being fast and being strong on the court.”

Djokovic will kick off his Belgrade Open campaign on Tuesday against Mats Moraing in the Serbian capital.

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