It should not be buried too quickly: Novak Djokovic will arrive in a few days as a big favorite at Roland-Garros (May 22-June 5) even if the threat Carlos Alcaraz will be important for him. The Serb, who has not lost a single set in a week, won the Rome tournament on May 15 by beating the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final in two sets (6-0, 7-6 (7/5) .

This is the sixth time in his career that Djokovic has triumphed in the eternal city. It is also his 38th victory in a Masters 1000 he who in the week in the semi-finals reached the staggering figure of 100° victory on his record. It is therefore at this precise moment at 1001 successes. “If I could have chosen a place to celebrate this 1000th victory, it would have been in Serbia or here, said the Serb before the final. In recent years, I had seen Roger (Federer) and Rafa (Rafael Nadal) reach this milestone and I was looking forward to reaching this 1000th victory as well. It’s an honor. It’s been a long time since I won my first match on the circuit, I hope to continue! »

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