Four weeks after the semi-final finish in Dubai, Novak is finalising preparations for the European clay-court swing.
The world no.1 will first compete at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters (April 9-16) where he’s lifted the championship trophy twice (2013 and 2015). Last year, he was stopped in the second round by Alejandro Davidovich Fokina (3-6, 7-6, 1-6).
The ATP 250 event in Banja Luka – the Srpska Open – follows, and it will feature a strong field led by Novak Djokovic, Gael Monfils, Andrey Rublev, Stan Wawrinka…
A few days later, Novak will be back at the Mutua Madrid Open (April 26 – May 7), where he was triumphant three times (2011, 2016, 2019). Last year, he fell to the eventual champion Carlos Alcaraz in three tight sets (7-6, 5-7, 6-7).
Novak’s last tournament ahead of the second Grand Slam event of the season will be the Internazionali BNL d’Italia (May 10-21). The six-time titlist won the Rome Masters in 2008, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2020 and 2022. Last year, he defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final (6-0, 7-6).
The 2023 Roland Garros will take place in Paris from May 28-June 11. Novak has won Coupe des Mousquetaires twice (2016 and 2021). Last year he fell to Rafael Nadal in the quarter-final (2-6, 6-4, 2-6, 6-7).
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