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Is Novak Djokovic playing in the 2023 French Open after losing his No. 1 title?

We break down what you can expect from Novak Djokovic ahead of the 2023 French Open.

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic during the Italian open of tennis at Foro Italico. Rome (Italy), May 17th, 2023. Photo by Massimo Insabato/Archivio Massimo Insabato/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images

While Novak Djokovic has the most Grand Slams of all the competitors in this year’s French Open, the 36-year-old Serbian enters this year’s tournament as the No. 3 player in the ATP rankings after a tough month.

After missing the Madrid Open with an elbow injury, Djokovic played in the Italian Open, where he lost his No. 1 ranking to Carlos Alcaraz at the start of the tournament before losing to Holger Rune in three sets in the quarterfinal. He then dipped to No. 3 in the rankings after Daniil Medvedev won the Italian Open. With that ranking, Djokovic could face Alcaraz in the semifinal, which could make it tougher for him to record a 23rd Major title.

Djokovic has won the French Open twice (2016, 2021) and lost to eventual winner Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals of last year’s tournament.

Djokovic currently has the second-best odds to win it all (+225) at DraftKings Sportsbook, trailing only Alcaraz (+150). Rune has the third-best odds (+750).