The latest developments at the French Open seems to fit like a glove to what Djokovic is craving for so long. Yesterday, his long-time rival Rafael Nadal was forced to withdraw due to some persistent wrist issues. Nadal`s withdrawal came as a shock. In his first two matches, the Spaniard won each time in the minimum of sets. Thus, the whole Tennis community hoped that one of the semifinals will have at its start these two magnificent players: Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.

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No major bumps in the near future

But Nadal`s body decided to cave in. Thus, the Serb might have an easy way to the final. According to the draw, his potential opponents aren`t scary at all. With most of them, Djokovic basically swept away in the past years. In the Round of 16, the ATP no. 1 will face Roberto Bautista-Agut (14 ATP). In the upper quarter, there are still two players who may cause distress, namely Tomas Berdych (8 ATP) and David Ferrer (11 ATP).

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Both the Czech and the Spaniard are players with some serious skill. Ferrer is best known for his amazing results on clay.  As a matter of fact, the Spaniard was a runner-up at 2013 Roland Garros. But Djokovic, with his current pace, is likely to overcome every opponent. Regarding the semifinals, if he gets there, Djokovic may bump into David Goffin (13 ATP) or maybe Dominic Thiem (15 ATP).

Perfect timing

With no Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to worry about, things look pretty much easier for the Serb.

These two huge absences are an additional reason serving the Serb`s purpose. The timing couldn`t be better: full strength, motivation, stamina, and his two long-time rivals out of the contest. Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka are holding the headlines on the other half of the draw. With one of them, Djokovic might clash in the final. Andy Murray, despite an easy win in his last match against Ivo Karlovic, looks a little bit derailed.

On the other hand, Stan Wawrinka, last year`s champion at Roland Garros, isn`t in his best physical form. He competed in a small tournament last week. Despite his triumph in Geneva, the effort he needed to put in in order to win that trophy might prove to be an unnecessary waste.

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