“Right now, Carlos Alcaraz or Novak Djokovic,” Tsitsipas said when asked to pick the French Open favorite — without even mentioning Nadal’s name

Novak Djokovic won his first title of the year at the Italian Open, demonstrating his return to form just a week before the French Open begins.

According to competitor Stefanos Tsitsipas, Rafael Nadal is not among his favorites for the French Open this month. The Greek tennis star said after reaching the final of the Italian Open in Rome, where he was defeated by Novak Djokovic 6-0 7-6.

The World’s number 1 Djokovic, has been wrapped around a lot of controversies since his reluctance towards the Covid-19 vaccination. He has been restricted from playing a number of tournaments including the Australian Open.

Djokovic won the Italian Open without dropping a set on Sunday, just a week after losing to Alcaraz, a 19-year-old Spaniard, in Madrid. Having missed a large portion of the season. the top-ranked Djokovic beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-0, 7-6 (5) for his sixth Rome title.

Novak Djokovic, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Carlos Alcaraz, Rafael Nadal, French Open, Italian Open
Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic has “everything tuned very close to perfection,” according to Stefanos Tsitsipas.

When it comes to his diet or his everyday life, his tennis, he has everything scheduled out really well. He’s like a Formula 1 car: every single small detail can disrupt his rhythm. He makes sure every single thing that he does is reaching as close to perfection as possible,” Tsitsipas told ATP after his loss Sunday.

In terms of talking about tennis legends and breaking records, when it comes to all these things, I personally think he’s one of the most professional and the best of them all,” Tsitsipas added.

Tsitsipas and Djokovic will compete in the Roland Garros Open, which begins on May 22. Last year, the two met in a thrilling French Open final, with the Serbian coming back from a two-set deficit to win his second Roland Garros trophy.

Stefanos Tsitsipas on Carlos Alcaraz

Carlos Alcaraz is definitely a rising star and an upcoming legend, having defeated Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Stefanos Tsitsipas, Carlos is definitely among the top picks in everyone’s favorite list including Tsitsipas’.

Novak Djokovic, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Carlos Alcaraz, Rafael Nadal, French Open, Italian Open
Carlos Alcaraz Garfia

Right now Carlos Alcaraz or Novak Djokovic. They both play great, great tennis. I would put them as favorites. Right now I need to improve a few things in my game. I don’t know if I’m going to get there, but I hope I do with my hard work by the time Roland Garros begins. I’d love myself to get around with these players and be there with them. But I will really need to put a bit more attention to detail in the next couple of weeks,” Tsitsipas said.

The French Open is set to commence on May 22.

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