No pressure a key for French Open success, says Djokovic

INDIAN WELLS, California, (Reuters) – The French Open is the only grand slam title to have eluded Novak Djokovic and the steely-eyed Serb has adopted a philosophy of reverse psychology in a bid to claim the coveted crown at Roland Garros.

World number one Djokovic has twice been beaten in the French Open final and believes he can end his barren run on the clay surface by reining back any hint of self-imposed pressure or specific goal-setting.

“The difference in my approach to my goals and priorities between now and a couple of years ago is that I don’t put too much pressure on myself,” Djokovic said yesterday at Indian Wells where he is seeking a fourth BNP Paribas Open title.

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