French Open 2024: Novak Djokovic finishing at 3am in Paris is ‘unhealthy’, says Coco Gauff-ZoomTech News

French Open 2024: Novak Djokovic finishing at 3am in Paris is ‘unhealthy’, says Coco Gauff-ZoomTech News


The choice by the French Open to place Grigor Dimitrov’s unfinished match towards Zizou Bergs on Courtroom Philippe Chatrier earlier than Djokovic and Musetti within the night time session backfired.

That match, which was rained off on Friday, was moved to Chatrier when it seemed like Alexander Zverev was going to wrap up a four-set victory towards Tallon Griekspoor within the last match of the day session.

Nevertheless, that went to 5 units earlier than Dimitrov, who restarted the match with a one-set benefit, wanted 4 units to beat Bergs.

It meant Djokovic and Italy’s Musetti, who ought to have began at 8:15pm native time, didn’t step on courtroom till 10:37pm.

After sealing victory four-and-a-half hours later, Djokovic stated he didn’t “wish to get into” discussing the scheduling determination.

“I feel some issues might have been dealt with a distinct manner however there’s additionally a magnificence in profitable a match [so late],” the 37-year-old Serb added.

“Bodily, I actually went to my limits to win this match.”

The French Open has been requested by BBC Sport for remark in regards to the determination.

British doubles participant Jamie Murray highlighted the knock-on impact of a late end on a participant’s restoration.

“You are completely goosed the following day after which the day after that may be a battle as properly,” stated Murray, whose brother Andy completed an Australian Open match final 12 months at 4am.

“It will not be straightforward for Novak to get well. It is not like he is 25 anymore.”

Djokovic, who performs Argentina’s Francisco Cerundolo within the fourth spherical on Monday, was not down on the apply schedule for Sunday.


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top