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This is the 3rd time that Djokovic has won 3 slams in a year, which is an

extraordinary feat. The other 2 years were 2011 & 2015. In both of those years, he lost at the French Open -- in the semis in 2011 & in the finals in 2015.

Although he has performed well at the French Open (he has won 2 titles there & been a finalist 4 other times, compared to 9 titles at the Australian Open, 6 at Wimbledon & 3 at the U.S. Open), I am not sure that he will be the favorite there in 2022. Although his game is well-suited to clay, winning a tournament on that surface requires incredible stamina, given the length of rallies & matches. It is true that Djokovic is in great shape, but he will turn 35 around the time of next year's French Open. And clay court specialists abound -- not just Nadal.

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Posted: 09/13/2021 at 08:58AM


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