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Will Djokovic Use His Monte-Carlo Win As A Blueprint For Success At Roland Garros?

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Last week’s Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters 1000 final in Monaco provided most tennis fans with a taste of what many believe could be a dress rehearsal of the French Open finale at Roland Garros in 2013, world No.1 Novak Djokovic ended the amazing run of eight time Monte-Carlo champ Rafael Nadal and the Serb not only beat the champion Spaniard but he did so in straight sets at a tournament Rafa has owned for nearly a decade, the result was significant and could provide Novak’s team with the blueprint for success in Paris when the tournament commences late next month.

Of course there will be a group of people, Rafa’s team included, that will assume Nadal and his camp will now go away and come up with a strategy to disarm the Djokovic game plan, Uncle Toni has often been the mastermind behind Rafa fighting back from disappointing losses but the Djokovic threat at Roland Garros in 2013 is a very definite and real one which will ultimately threaten the King of Clay’s grip on the “The Musketeers’ Trophy”, these two great players will not be the only players in contention for a Grand Slam title in Paris of course but their chances will be discussed more than most as the build up to the French Open continues.

Novak’s win at Monte-Carlo must have given himself and his team extra self belief that he can now go on and claim the French Open title this year and complete a career Grand Slam in the process, the Serb’s victory and the manner of how it was achieved would have also planted more »