Henman expresses confidence in Djokovic's performance at French Open

Tuesday, 28 May 2024 at 11:40
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Former British tennis star Tim Henman has backed Serbia’s Novak Djokovic to shine at 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 2024 season where he is yet to play in a final of any event. Former Britain’s number one Henman was recently quoted in a report where he backed the reigning world number one to shine at the mega-event and suggested that he is a perfect example of ‘class is permanent’.
“This is a classic case of form is temporary, class is permanent,” said Henman. “With his experience, Djokovic doesn’t need to worry about what’s gone on in the last four or five months, he can just focus on his first-round match. This can click for him in the space of a couple of sets. He loves the challenge of dealing with adversity, when he’s the enemy with the crowd against him. That’s when his focus, his concentration, is even greater. I don’t buy into any of the stats coming into this tournament. He knows what it takes better than anyone to win Grand Slams and if he can get through the first couple of matches, he’s still one of the favourites.”

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