Djokovic on preparing for the RG final: half of the work must be done before entering the court

Serb Novak Djokovic, a 22-time Grand Slam champion and former world No. 1, has shared his mood for the title match at Roland Garros 2023, where he will face Norwegian Kasper Ruud.

“Visualization is an integral part of my preparation for every match, every season. For something to become a reality, you first need to imagine it. I have experienced this more than once, visualization is another confirmation of how strong a person is, you just need to work on it. God is always there, you have to pray, pray to the angels for protection and help in moments when you need a little luck.

I believe in God’s providence, but at the same time I believe that I myself influence the course of things. It depends on me what will be the life and the outcome of the matches. Of course, a lot also depends on the opponent, but I believe that half of the work must be done before entering the court. I have a very thorough and professional background. Even if I lose, I have nothing to regret because I know that I did everything in my power to be the best.

I know what to do, how to prepare for the final. Kasper is a clay specialist, last year he reached the final here, this speaks volumes enough about his level. I think he learned a lot from the final against Rafa (Nadal) so I expect him to be stronger this year and believe he can win. We need to recover to be ready for a possible five sets, ”Tennis Majors quotes Djokovic.

Updated: 03.08.2023 — 09:04

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