Novak Djokovic reveals secret weapon ahead of French Open campaign

Novak Djokovic has revealed his secret weapon as he bids for French Open glory: patience. 

The Serb has endured a wretched time with injuries, with a persistent elbow injury seeing him first sidelined and then seriously struggling for form.

However, he showed signs he was getting back to his brilliant best at the Italian Open, and he’s feeling confident ahead of Roland Garros.

“The circumstances I’ve been in have taught me a great lesson, which is to be patient and to trust the process and that eventually things will fall into place,” Djokovic said. “That’s what I’m hoping for here at Roland Garros.”

“It’s been much better for me in terms of the level of tennis that I’ve played in the last three or four weeks.

“Obviously, the last 15 months have been challenging for me, to say the least, with the surgery, injuries, trying to rebuild my game and making some changes with the racket as well to try to help my elbow.

“I had to reinvent things and try to find a way to get the most out of this situation. But I also learned that patience really is a virtue. For most of my career I’ve been quite impatient.”