"I can't sleep now but he will be ready for Wimbledon" - says Goran Ivanisevic on Novak Djokovic Roland Garros campaign

Goran Ivanisevic spoke to Tennis Majors in an exclusive interview where he admitted the Roland Garros failure is affecting him while also confirming that Djokovic will be ready for Wimbledon.

It has been four days since Novak Djokovic lost to Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals of Roland-Garros, but the dust has not settled just yet. Speaking on the match, Ivanisevic said:

“I have to be brutally honest to begin with – I am in a funk and I can’t sleep. I cannot say that I am disappointed, but I am sad. It was not a perfect match from either side. Rafa did not play a spectacular match, but the body language decided, from the first point until the last: Rafa’s body language and Novak’s body language.”

He further said:

“I warned him, I even told you guys (journalists) that the start of the match could be decisive, but again, a bad start… And then, after the turnaround in the second set, it is incomprehensible the way he played the third set. It was like he lacked energy and like he did not believe sufficiently that he could win. You cannot allow that to yourself against Rafa, because this is his tournament.”

Asked whether he knows the upcoming schedule ahead of Wimbledon, Ivanisevic said:

"Most probably not. We will see, but now the key thing for him is to recover mentally. As I have said in the past, Novak is a genius with a different mindset than most of us. Even though he needs less time than most to come back and to figure some things out, he still needs to do it. He has overcome tough losses in the past, and I am completely certain that he will be ready for Wimbledon."

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