Djokovic hungry for French title

No. 2 seed is not conceding anything to eight-time champion Rafael Nadal

Updated: May 30, 2014, 6:03 PM ET
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

PARIS -- For years, the French Open has been the particular province of a muscular fellow from the Spanish island of Mallorca.

But when the balls started flying at Roland Garros six days ago, Rafael Nadal was not the oddsmakers' choice to win. Novak Djokovic, who has never won the title here, was. Before the tournament, though, the No. 2-seeded Djokovic was asked if the No. 1 Nadal was the favorite.

"Yes," the 27-year-old Serb replied, drawing a chorus of laughter from reporters. ...

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