Novak Djokovic sends a message that annihilates his rivals


Back on the court after the final loss at Wimbledon and after missing the National Bank Open in Montreal, Novak Djokovic played an excellent round at the Cincinnati ATP Masters 1000. The Serbian, at the US Masters 1000 will face, as at the All England Club, Carlos Alcaraz, in the final.

If the Spanish tennis player continues to set records for precocity, for the former world number one the records are now for longevity. In Cincinnati, in fact, the 23-time Grand Slam champion reaches 100 finals in major tournaments, Grand Slam finals and Masters 1000, including the ATP Finals. There are 35 Grand Slam finals, 57 finals at the 1000 level, while 8 finals at the Nitto ATP Finals.

A clear message that Djokovic has sent to all his rivals in view of the US Open, a tournament in which he will probably be the most awaited man. Regardless of how the final in Cincinnati against Carlitos will end, Nole has already shown (as if it were needed!) that in New York, the Serb will be the big favorite with the defending champion Alcaraz. With Nole who will probably have less pressure than his young opponent. He will play Flushing meadows from No.2, he will have no points to defend and he will want revenge after the defeat in London.

Novak Djokovic sends a message that annihilates his rivals

Returning to talk about the record for finals in major events, which reached 100, Novak Djokovic has now far detached Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal.

The former Swiss tennis player stopped at 92; while for Rafael Nadal the total is 86 finals between ATP Masters 1000 tournaments, Grand Slam tournaments and ATP Finals tournaments. The others in this ranking are under 50 finals: in some cases, the numbers are different from the fact that the Masters 1000 classification was born only in 1990.

The Serbian has arrived to reveal the secrets of his success, especially the recent ones.

He told: “I always expect to play at a high level. It’s not a big surprise for me. I know how much work I’ve put in on and off the pitch to get where I am. It sure is a good feeling to go back to hard court tournaments after I had already played in the finals of one of the biggest events in the sport in February, the last time I played. This week I had a very good performance. I hope to continue like this tomorrow too.”

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