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Djokovic, a surprise participant in Geneva?

Djokovic, a surprise participant in Geneva?

This eventuality, which was downright comical just a few days ago, now seems a little more credible. As revealed by our Swiss colleagues at Blick, the Serb is considering taking part in the ATP 250 in Geneva in order to accumulate a few more matches before the start of the French Open.

Indeed, it's possible that the world number 1, still in search of his first title of the season, will ask for an invitation to the Swiss tournament. Having made a very average start to the season, such a choice would give him a little more confidence ahead of his title defence in Paris. That said, 'Nole' is not in the habit of playing a tournament the week before a Grand Slam, although he has done so once, in 2017. That year, he played at Eastbourne before Wimbledon.

Our Swiss colleagues also remind us that the 'Djoker' has certain links with the tournament, as Janko Tipsarevic, a close friend of Djokovic, is the brother-in-law of Rainer Schuttler, co-owner of the Geneva tournament.

While the field at the Swiss tournament is already very strong for an ATP 250, with the presence of several renowned players (Casper Ruud, Andy Murray, Nicolas Jarry, Andy Murray, Taylor Fritz), the defending champion at the next French Open could be the icing on the cake.

In any case, the answer will be given very soon, as the tournament has so far only revealed one of its three Wild-Cards (offered to Andy Murray). Among the contenders are Matteo Berrettini, who has visibly recovered, and above all Grigor Dimitrov (10th), who is already on site since his elimination in Rome.

One thing's for sure: all the Serb has to do is make a phone call and he'll get one of the remaining invitations, much to the annoyance of Matteo Berrettini.

To be continued...

SRB Djokovic, Novak [1]
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FRA Monfils, Gael [2]
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Novak Djokovic
1e, 9860 points
Casper Ruud
7e, 4185 points
Taylor Fritz
12e, 3025 points
Andy Murray
75e, 728 points
Nicolas Jarry
16e, 2295 points
Matteo Berrettini
96e, 630 points
Grigor Dimitrov
10e, 3615 points
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I think this will be Andys last year. What a roller coaster been your biggest fan. And if only for that injury, what else might you have achieved.
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Seumas Mac Seumas Mac
Well done champ, let's go now in next round
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Daniel N. Daniel N.
Stop whining Andy, it's the same for both of you.
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Aladdin Sane Aladdin Sane
Go champ and qualify for the main draw.
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ummai445 ummai445
I miss you Domi well done man
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