Former world number one Novak Djokovic has stated that his court struggles are insignificant in comparison with real life issues like poverty after he secured a third round berth at the ongoing French Open tournament.
Djokovic, 31, saw off Spanish qualifier Jaume Munar 7-6 (7-1) 6-4 6-4 in their second round clash.
Speaking after the win, Serbian Djokovic talked about his court struggles as he said: “To sit here and talk about how tough it is and you have people starving to death, for me there is no point talking about that [his issues].”
“It’s just the way it is. As an athlete I have to face these challenges.” he added.
While speaking further, the 20th seed said: “I went through my ups and downs and I’m not really satisfied with the performance.”
“I just played enough in the right moments to win the match.” he concluded.
He will now face 13th seed Roberto Bautista Agut in the third round after he defeated Santiago Giraldo of Colombia 6-4 7-5 6-3.