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After an early Monte Carlo exit, Patrick Mouratoglou said he was “not worried” about Novak Djokovic
In spite of Novak Djokovic‘s sluggish start to the clay season at the Monte Carlo Masters, coach Patrick Mouratoglou claims he is “not worried” in the slightest about the Serb. Djokovic began his clay season last week in Monte Carlo after skipping the Masters tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami.
Djokovic won his first clay tournament of the year by defeating qualifier Ivan Gakhov, but he then shockingly lost to Lorenzo Musetti in the third round. Djokovic was ahead by a set and 4-2 in the second set of their matchup with Musetti when the Italian came back to defeat the Serb 4-6 7-5 6-4.
But Mouratoglou thinks Djokovic will unquestionably be a serious contender for the trophy when the French Open rolls around.
Mouratoglou says he is “not concerned” about Djokovic
“I have no concerns about him. He went through that in Monte-Carlo last year after doing the same thing this year.
I believe that going so long without a match, especially when everyone else is winning, is costing him. He just arrived, and he lacks a reference. even with regard to drive. I’m not in his pay, and I have no idea how he practices.
However, I am aware that it can be difficult to go to practice every day when you know you have two months until your next competition. Recovery is not simple. I am confident in his ability to compete at the Grand Slams. The only threat after that is the young players’ continued advancement.
His current playing level is primarily a result of his absence from Indian Wells and Miami, according to Mouratoglou, who spoke to Eurosport. Djokovic is scheduled to compete at the Srpska Open in Banja Luka after withdrawing early from the Monte Carlo Open. Djokovic is the top-seeded athlete and the overwhelming favorite to win the match in Banja Luka.
Djokovic will undoubtedly be motivated this week to succeed in Banja Luka and give himself a lift before the clay season begins. Whether Djokovic can claim his third championship of the year this week is still up in the air.