“My Mission Isn’t Over”: Novak Djokovic Isn’t Satisfied After Registering His Name in History Books at French Open

Published 06/05/2021, 3:08 PM EDT
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 3, 2021 Serbia’a Novak Djokovic reacts during his second round match against Uruguay’s Pablo Cuevas REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier


World No.1 Novak Djokovic won his third-round clash against Ricardas Berankis at the French Open 2021. Playing against the Lithuanian player, Djoker dominated the entire match and crushed his opponent in straight sets, 6-1, 6-4, 6-1.

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With his win over Berankis, Djokovic became the first player to reach the fourth round of the French Open 12 consecutive times. It is an accomplishment that even his arch-rivals, Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer, haven’t achieved in their careers so far.

Speaking about the record in a recent interview, Djokovic seemed really happy. However, he mentioned that his mission isn’t over in tennis yet and he wants to keep improving as a player.

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“My mission isn’t over yet in professional tennis…There’s always something to improve,” said Djokovic in the interview.

The Serbian legend has achieved so much in his career but still has the hunger to earn more. It’ll be intriguing to see if he ends his career with the most Grand Slam titles or not.

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Novak Djokovic will face Lorenzo Musetti in the fourth round of the French Open 2021

After not dropping a single set at the French Open 2021 so far, Djokovic will be up against 19-year-old Italian sensation, Lorenzo Musetti. The youngster has played well in the Grand Slam so far and defeated Marco Cecchinato in a five-set marathon in the previous round.

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Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 3, 2021. Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reacts during his second-round match against Uruguay’s Pablo Cuevas REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier

Djokovic’s path at Roland Garros is not easy this year as even if defeats Musetti, he’ll most probably meet Federer in the quarters. Moreover, if he battles past the Swiss maestro, he’ll have to beat Rafa in the semis to move into the final.

Djokovic hasn’t won the French Open title since 2016. However, fans do realize that he is currently the only one who can beat Nadal on clay. Will he be able to stop Rafa’s reign and win his 19th Grand Slam in Paris this year?

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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