‘Rafael Nadal is a warrior, but Novak Djokovic is flawless,’ says Grand Slam legend

Chris Evert has described Novak Djokovic as ‘flawless’ ahead of his Roland Garros battle against ‘warrior’ Rafael Nadal.

Djokovic came through a big test against Stefanos Tsitsipas in the semi-finals, as he had to fend off a valiant comeback from two sets down by the Greek before winning it in the fifth.

Rafael Nadal has won 12 French Open titles and will probably go into the final as a very slight favourite ahead of Novak Djokovic, but Evert says the Spaniard is going to have to be at his absolute best to win another on Sunday.

“Novak is at times, not human,” Eurosport expert Evert said.

“I look at Nadal and see a warrior, fighting for everything, he’s going to leave blood on the court.

“I look at Djokovic and I see more of a robot but in a good sense. The mental part of his game is a level ahead of everyone else, it’s awesome.

“His game is flawless, he doesn’t make errors, he moves well, he has good defence and offence.

“If he has a weakness, it would be himself. If he’s not in the mood to play or he’s upset or whatever.

“But he’s like a wall. It’s hard to get through a wall.”

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