Unstoppable Djokovic 7/10 for French Open

2016-04-04
Miami Masters latest in bulging trophy cabinet

Novak Djokovic is 7/10 to win the French Open next month after continuing his dominance of the men’s game with a record-equalling sixth Miami Open title.

The world number one claimed the trophy for a third straight year with a 6-3 6-3 victory against Kei Nishikori in a match that lasted just under an hour and a half.

As well as drawing him level with Andre Agassi for the most Miami triumphs, this success also saw Djokovic move one clear of Rafael Nadal to become the outright leader with 28 on the list of players to have won the most ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournaments.

The 28-year-old was also victorious at Indian Wells last month and in January claimed his third straight major by winning the Australian Open. He has 11 grand slams to his name, but he is still yet to win the French Open, the next major to come this year.

Djokovic said: “I just want to focus on the next event (the Monte Carlo Masters). I know everybody keeps talking about Roland Garros and what my chances there are, but it is a long clay-court season as well, so I need to build, take care of my body and have the right, positive frame of mind, not letting anything slip, and then I'm sure I'll give myself a fair chance.”

Rafael Nadal is seen as the biggest threat to Djokovic’s French Open dream and is 3/1 for Roland Garros glory, ahead of Stanislas Wawrinka (7/1) and Andy Murray (10/1).