How did Novak Djokovic get in shape for Roland Garros?

Roland Garros is one of the four Grand Slams in tennis. For this reason, all tennis players seek to shine on their courts. We tell you Novak Djokovic’s strategy to get to Paris in shape.

Last update: May 25, 2022

Even as he navigates the final years of his professional career, Novak Djokovic is a star and the contender at every tournament he enters. Roland Garros is not the exception and the Serbian will look for his third conquest there after an irregular start to the year.

At the highest level of any sport, a couple of months ahead can be too difficult a handicap to reverse. If we talk about number one, maybe even more.

Despite not competing too much in the first quarter for non-sporting reasons, Novak Djokovic has known how to manage his times and prepare well for Roland Garros.

Djokovic’s competitions before Roland Garros

Some experts, such as TV commentator Mats Wilander, have claimed that Novak Djokovic’s preparation for Roland Garros has been “perfect”. As the former Swedish tennis player describes, nole had a week off between his consecration in the Rome Masters and its presentation in the French capital.

Before winning in Italy, Djokovic had returned to tennis activity after almost 2 months in his hometown, Belgrade. The return was not entirely happy, as the locals fell in the decisive match of the tournament against the Russian Andrey Rublev.

Between the competition in Rome and Belgrade, he reached the semi-finals in the Madrid Masters. In the Spanish capital he fell in a real match against Carlos Alcaraz.

Beyond the results, all these meetings served Djokovic to “start the machinery” for Roland Garrosone of the most important objectives of his sports year.

The annual calendar of professional tennis has a high activity moment in the European summer time, so Novak is picking up pace with competitions close to each other.


Novak Djokovic ahead of Roland Garros 2022

For the edition of Grand Slam on clay this year, the number one in the world confesses to arrive with confidence and in top physical shape. In the first months of the year, between the episode of the Australian Open and the subsequent weeks of inactivity due to his absence in various tournaments, he barely played a handful of games in 3 months.

However, the landscape has changed. The tournament in Belgrade at the beginning of April helped him to get well from a physical point of view, according to his own words. Then, in Madrid, he began to improve his tennis form. Finally, both edges were combined for his great performance in Rome.

On the other hand, mentally, Djokovic also faces Roland Garros with good feelings. In the last 3 tournaments he won 1 title, 1 final and 1 semifinal. In addition, he was at the level of the great protagonists of the current circuit, who are much younger than him (which is not a minor fact=. We are talking about Rublev, Alcaraz, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Casper Ruud.



How does Novak Djokovic train?

The Serbian has already passed 35 years of age. This requires certain care regarding your body and forces you to plan your routines intelligently together with the team of professionals that accompany you.

To do this, according to what was publicly known, It is based on gym routines that allow you to strengthen both the upper and lower body, with particular emphasis on the shoulders and legs. To this he adds yoga sessions, stationary bicycle, functional exercises and stretching; everything to stay agile and flexible and avoid injuries.

Finally, of course, this is completed with work on the track and a well thought out strategy of eating and resting. In a professional athlete, these two factors can never be neglected if the best possible performance is to be achieved.

Each field of play needs a special preparation in tennis. It is very difficult for an elite tennis player to be efficient on all floors.

The number one, for everything at Roland Garros

Roland Garros is always special and this edition will be an extra challenge for Novak Djokovic. This is because the Serbian is at 1 Grand Slam equaling Rafael Nadal as the most successful tennis player in these tournaments, considered the most important on the circuit.

His Spanish rival is the top candidate every time he sets foot in France. His 13 consecrations on the Philippe-Chatrier track speak for themselves about his importance for this event.

In short, it is more than clear that the appointment in French lands has many condiments to offer. Novak Djokovic has already done his part and arrives in great shape at the long-awaited Roland Garros.

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