"He once again found the means to come back": Justine Henin praises Novak Djokovic's ability to 'rise from the ashes'

Tuesday, 04 June 2024 at 14:57
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Former world number one Justine Henin has praised Serbia’s legendary tennis star Novak Djokovic after his incredible performance in the French Open.
The 36-year-old is often regarded as the greatest player in the history of men’s tennis in the Open era, having won as many as 24 Grand Slam titles.
Djokovic is going through a difficult season where he is yet to play in the final of any event. Despite going through a struggling time, the world number one is still showing signs of greatness in the ongoing French Open, where he booked his place in the quarterfinal after beating Argentina’s Francisco Cerundolo with a score of 6-1, 5-7, 3-6, 7-5, 6-3.
Former women’s world number one Henin was quoted in a report in which she heaped praise on Djokovic and stated that the legendary tennis star once again shows that he can ‘rise from the ashes. '
"He once again found the means to come back from nowhere and this is really from nowhere,” she said. “We thought that this match might have been over. We keep in the back of our minds this ability of Djokovic to rise from the ashes.”
Novak Djokovic defeated Francisco Cerundolo to book a place in the quarterfinal of the French Open.
The victory was a special one considering that Djokovic also won a five-setter in the third round as well which was against Italy’s Lorenzo Musetti with a score of 7-5, 6-7, 2-6, 6-3, 6-0. The game ended at three in the morning which was the latest ever in the history of Grand Slam events.
Djokovic will have a tough opponent in Norway’s Casper Ruud in the quarterfinal. It will be a rematch of the French Open 2023 final where the Belgrade-born star came out on top with a score of 7-6, 6-3, 7-5.
Ruud booked his place in the last eight after beating America’s Taylor Fritz in the round of 16 with a score of 7-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2.

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