Djokovic Refuses To 'Open Pandora's Box' About Previous Issues Ahead Of Roland Garros

Djokovic Refuses To 'Open Pandora's Box' About Previous Issues Ahead Of Roland Garros

by Zachary Wimer

Novak Djokovic refused to discuss what happened in the previous weeks but acknowledged that it contributed to his shaky results.

When the Serbian legend won the ATP Finals in November, nobody really expected him to struggle in 2024. Some suggested that the younger players would start to close the gap, which seemed natural.

It's a progression that already began in 2023, so its continuation wouldn't be a huge surprise. Contrary to that assumption, Djokovic has actually played far below his level.

He did well recently at the Geneva Open, but his play this year has been quite bad overall. Speaking ahead of the Roland Garros, Djokovic admitted that a lot of things happened, but he didn't really want to get into that.

That was very interesting phrasing, which caused some concern among fans who have long speculated about possible turmoil away from the courts.

"It's various things that were happening in the last couple of months, but I don't want to get into it. I hope you understand that. It's just I don't want open Pandora Box and talk about things. Just really try to focus myself on what needs to be done."

Djokovic really didn't want to get into it, even if he was pressed by the media, admitting that whatever happened is now in the past. He can't really affect it anymore, so there is no point in really thinking about it.

He wants to turn his attention to the future and consider how to make this Roland Garros memorable. Certainly, winning his first-round match would be a good start.

"What has happened, happened, and it's in the past. It's, you know, something that I can't affect anymore, but I can kind of learn to rectify certain things and right the certain things that are wrong and really not serving the purpose of my highest performance level."


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