Djokovic Competes With Nadal For No. 1 Top Spot

Novak Djokovic is very close to becoming the no. 1 player in the world again. If he gets better of his arch rival Rafael Nadal in the final of the French Open tomorrow, he would make his way to the top of the world rankings.

It isn’t as easy as it sounds. Nadal is a very strong clay court player and to beat him on that surface is one hell of a task for anybody, be it Djokovic or somebody else. But, the way the Serbian superstar talked in his interview after the match against Ernests Gulbis the other day, it seems he is up for the challenge.

After beating Gulbis in the semi final, Djokovic said, “I am not going to do anything different against Nadal. I would just try and play attacking brand of tennis. I have defeated him a few times in the recent past. So, I am confident about my chances in this game as well.”

“It would be far from being easy though. Everybody knows what kind of a player he is especially on this sort of surface, but, he can be defeated as we have seen off late.”

The conditions were very difficult during Djokovic’s match against Gulbis. The temperature was very high and it was a challenge for both the players to maintain their fitness right through.

When asked how his body was, Djokovic said, “I am feeling alright, a bit of weariness, but, that was bound to happen because of the extremely hot weather today. Now, I am not going to waste that much energy before the next match. I want to have a good day of rest so that I get freshen up for the all important final.”

Djokovic has not won a French Open singles title in his career so far.