Murray, Wawrinka will be ready at French Open despite form dip: Djokovic

World number two Novak Djokovic expects Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray to lift their recreation at the French Open despite failing to make an influence up to now in the clay court docket season.

Murray misplaced to Fabio Fognini previous this week in the second spherical of the Italian Open, while Wawrinka turned into the most recent high-profile casualty at the adventure after suffering a straight sets defeat to American John Isner on Thursday.

Djokovic is cautious of the threat Wawrinka poses at Roland Garros having misplaced to the Swiss in the last two years ago. He also expects Briton Murray to be ready regardless of 5 victories from his last 10 matches.

“Some top players come out and play their easiest when it is most wanted, which is grand slams,” Djokovic advised reporters.

“I Would Not be surprised to peer Wawrinka or Murray enjoying at a in point of fact high degree in Paris, as a result of I Assume they’re aiming to do this.”

“And it’s best possible of five and played each 2nd day, which lets you have more time to leisure and get well, whereas in these tournaments…you play each day after day, and it’s very extreme for the body and for the thoughts etc.”

The Serb has recently picked up his type after conceding his number one rating to Murray at the finish of closing season.

He defeated Roberto Bautista Agut 6-Four 6-Four to e-book his location in the quarter-finals at Rome for the Eleventh consecutive yr, the place he will face Juan Martin del Potro in a while Friday.

(Reporting by way of Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru; Enhancing by Amlan Chakraborty)

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