Novak Djokovic has named his four biggest French Open rivals after winning his third consecutive Grand Slam at the Australian Open.
“I have to work on my clay court game a bit more,” the world number one said.
“I need to play better than last season in order to have a shot at the title. The ultimate challenge there is to win against Nadal. Then you have (Dominic) Thiem and (Alexander) Zverev, Roger (Federer), great players that on clay can challenge.”
Winning French Open would see Djokovic produce a repeat of 2016 when he held all four major titles at once.
“I’ve got to get Rod Laver in my team to achieve that,” Djokovic joked.
“He’s the only one that has managed to do the impossible challenge, probably the ultimate challenge of tennis. We’ll see. It’s the beginning of the season. There’s a lot of tournaments before Roland Garros, so I have plenty of time to build.”