Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic - French Open Tennis 2012

Novak is regarded by many as one of the best clay court players in the world, although he is yet to make a big impression on the French Open over the past few seasons. Nonetheless, he's a top class clay courter who plays with perfect timing on clay courts and has the skill needed to go all the way in Paris on his best form.

Djokovic won his first Grand Slam event at the 2008 Australian Open defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final, but it has been 2011 where we have seen the best of the Serb. Djokovic has been in unbelievable form this season and he remains unbeaten heading to Roland Garros. He won the Australian Open back in January and has been the man to beeat ever since, he has defeated the previously invincible Rafa Nadal twice on clay recently and has to be a major player in the 2012 French Open.

Novak Djokovic French Open Tennis 2012 Odds

2010 Form

It has been a solid if unspectacular year so far for Djokovic, he started the year with a decent quarter-finals appearance at the Australian Open where he lost to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in five sets. Since then, the highlight was the win at the Dubai Tennis Championships where he defended the title he won last year. He has been below par on the clay so far losing twice to Fernando Verdadsco in both Monte Carlo and Rome, he will be hoping to avoid Verdasco when the French Open Draw is made.

2009 Form

Having lost his Australian Open crown, Djokovic seemed to lose his form for a short while. His performances were inconsistent and to date this year he has only won two lesser tournaments, in Dubai and his home Open in Serbia. He has however reached the final of the last three ATP Masters events, suggesting that he has recaptured some form ahead of the French Open. In those three finals he firstly lost to Murray in Miami, then to Nadal twice in Monte Carlo and Rome. He lost in a very close match in the semi finals of the Madrid Masters, again to Nadal, but he should take plenty from the match in which he had plenty of chances to win.