27 May 2009

Should Djokovic be considered a better player?

8:51 am on 27 May 2009

The fourth seed Novak Djokovic strolled into the second round of the French tennis Open after his opponent Nicolas Lapentti retired in the second set with an ankle injury.

There has been much discussion about the Serb, who has been one of the most consistent players in the world in recent years, but remains with the number four world ranking.

Djokovic has made the semi-finals the last two years in Paris and has enjoyed a good claycourt season so far this year - but he says it's not up to him whether he should be considered a better player in the world at the moment.