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Novak Djokovic Eyes Success In French Open 2018

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| May 3 , 2018 , 13:47 IST

Former World No.1 tennis player Novak Djokovic is eyeing the Roland Garros French Open to be held in May 2018 after having a forgetful start to the year. He has not won a Grand Slam title since French Open in 2016.

"Basically it is now all about improving my fitness," Djokovic told reporters in Belgrade when asked about Roland Garros and Wimbledon.

"I believe that things will sort themselves out very soon and I hope for some better results in the next few weeks," the Serbian said.

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An injury in last year’s Australian Open forced Djokovic to be on the sidelines for more than a year, and his much-anticipated return was lacklustre.

Djokovic said on Wednesday that his problems with the elbow seemed to be fixed and added that he had been playing without pain for the past month.

"I still want to continue tennis at the highest level. I am very motivated and I have always aimed high and this hasn't changed," the 30-year-old said.

With the absence of Roger Federer from the clay court this season, Djokovic has a real chance of making it to the final in the coveted tournament. 

Current World No.1 Rafael Nadal who has won the French Open more than any other player in the open era is the favourite to win the championship. The competition starts from May 21.