Novak Djokovic is by far the greatest tennis player on the planet right now and the current world number one will be eyeing up his first French Open title in 2016. The Serbian has won 11 Grand Slam titles and is hunting down Roger Federer’s all-time record of 18 triumphs. While Djokovic has failed to win the French Open in years gone by, this could be his best ever chance – especially with ‘King of Clay’ Rafael Nadal in decline. Although Andy Murray is capable of beating the Serbian on his day, Djokovic is simply too consistent and will take some beating as he seeks all four majors in 2016.
Novak Djokovic will not be easily beaten in 2016
Novak Djokovic is the best player in the world for a reason and his 2015 form suggests he won’t be beaten very easily this year. He won three of the four Grand Slam titles in 2015 and only lost to Stanislas Wawrinka in the final of the French Open. Djokovic is desperate to enhance his legacy as one of the greatest players of all time and a clay success would certainly do that. Right now, he has six Australian Open crowns, three Wimbledon titles and two US Open victories. It would be fair to say that Djokovic is completely focused on winning the French Open this year and he’ll be a joy to watch throughout the tournament.
The French Open is one of the highlights of the sporting year and tennis fans from all over the world will travel to Paris in anticipation of Djokovic’s 12th Grand Slam title. Roland Garros tickets are going to be selling rapidly but there are still some available for this prestigious event. With a bit of luck, those in attendance will see the Serbian edge closer to the top of the all-time rankings and a major victory on clay will certainly enhance his chances of being regarded as the greatest tennis player in the history of the game.
Despite his poor record at Roland Garros, the Serbian is in prime form and looks set to end his barren run in the event. Djokovic sent out a statement of intent in January’s Australian Open as he defeated closest rival Andy Murray in straight sets. At just 28 years old, the world number one is on the verge of something special and it would be fair to say that the title is Djokovic’s to lose. Right now, he is streets ahead of his nearest rivals and if he performs at his very best, he’s almost unbeatable.
Will Djokovic finally get his hands on the French Open? Well, right now, it’s hard to see anybody toppling the in-form Serbian. Murray may struggle to get back to his best after taking February off to spend time with his family, Federer is another year older and Nadal is showing no signs of regaining his form. Barring another shock defeat to Wawrinka, it’s time to scribe Djokovic’s name onto the famous French Open title.