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Novak Djokovic told US withdrawal could help achieve incredible feat

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Djokovic’s chances of winning the French Open are aided by the fact Nadal—far and away the tournament’s most successful champion with 14 titles—has been ravaged by injuries. The Spaniard saw his Australian Open end amid more fitness concerns, though Roland Garros remains Djokovic’s least prolific major, having won in Paris just twice.

That being said, his omission from upcoming competitions across the pond may be just the change in tempo he needs to claim his third French crown. All that’s required then is a little fortune courtesy of the US government, and Djokovic could be in the frame to become just the third member in one of tennis’ most exclusive clubs.

“He’s not getting worse, he’s not getting older. In fact, he’s just getting better,” Wilander concluded. “So to me, the less tennis he plays, the better it is for him to win majors.”

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