Rafael Nadal will at all times be the favourite at Roland Garros so long as he continues to play tennis as a result of he has inscribed his title on the match’s checklist of winners a complete of 14 occasions.
The identical few doubts about who’s the primary candidate for the title awakens Novak Djokovic when the Australian Open approaches. His success charge within the Victorian capital is 91.8 %.
The Serb, champion in 10 of the final 16 editions, has received all 10 finals since 2008.
Likewise, he has 28 victories within the match, a determine solely surpassed by Ken Rosewall, with 30 (1963-68), and Monica Seles, who received 33 (1991 to 1999). He would surpass the American ought to he attain the ultimate of the 2024 version.
Djokovic is virtually infallible within the evening session of the Antipodean main. Since 2014 he has totaled 23 wins with out failure.
One other Federer file
Djokovic might take one other file from Roger Federer. He shares 71 exhausting court docket titles with the Swiss. The Balkan will attain 72 if he revalidates the crown in Melbourne.
His first opponent within the match would be the promising Croatian Dino Priznic, 18 years previous and coming from the qualifiers.
Priznic made his title identified in 2023 when he received the Roland Garros junior crown.