Novak Djokovic believes rival Andy Murray will put his poor form behind him and step up his game at the French Open.

Djokovic predicts Murray improvement

Djokovic predicts Murray improvement

The Scot appears to be struggling with his number one ranking in 2017, losing five of his last 10 matches, and falling to seven defeats already this season.

Murray was keen to build some momentum on clay as the campaign builds up towards the second Grand Slam of the year, however, he has looked all out of sorts.

Fabio Fognini handed out the most recent defeat to Murray in round two of the Italian Open earlier this week, but Djokovic feels his rival will put recent form in the past and step up at Roland Garros.

Djokovic told reporters: "Some top players come out and play their best when it's most needed, which is grand slams.

"I wouldn't be surprised to see Murray playing at a really high level in Paris, because I guess they are aiming to do that.

"And it's best of five and played every second day, which allows you to have more time to rest and recover, whereas in these tournaments...you play day after day after day, and it's very intense for the body and for the mind and so forth."