Former Atp Ace Comments On Novak Djokovic'S Status

Former ATP ace comments on Novak Djokovic’s state


Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer hold many Masters 1000 records. The famous trio have set the bar high and achieved things that will take place in the future. Djokovic, Nadal and Federer are the only players with 50 Masters 1000 finals, competing in a combined 159 and with a difference of six between them.

Djokovic has leapt ahead of his main rivals in the last two years, rising as the proud owner of 56 Masters 1000 finals, three more than Rafael Nadal. Djokovic’s first Masters 1000 finals came in 2007, and he is more than competitive 15 years later.

The Serb contested two title matches this year, winning the crown in Rome and finishing runner-up in Paris. The Paris Masters was the 56th Masters 1000 final for Novak, who was playing for the eighth time in the French capital and seeking a seventh title.

Novak started the action against Maxime Cressy and prevailed 7-6 6-4 in one hour and 43 minutes. Djokovic lost six points after the initial blow and kept up the pressure on the other side. The American did his best to remain competitive, hitting 15 aces and reaching the net almost 50 times.

Cressy saved four of five break points and took a 4-3 lead in the second set before Djokovic delivered his only break and strung together three straight games to come out on top. The Serb defeated Karen Khachanov 6-4 6-1 in the third round to advance to the quarterfinals.

Djokovic defeated Khachanov for the eighth time in nine matches, experiencing the only defeat in the Paris Masters final four years ago. The Serb lost serve once and made four breaks from eight chances to control the score and advance to the round of 16.

Djokovic is still the best

Mats Wilander welcomed Novak Djokovic’s participation in the 2023 Australian Open, highlighting why it is a significant moment in tennis history. «We are in the middle of a battle between the Big 3 for the honor of the greatest of all time.

The number of Grand Slams would have become completely irrelevant if Novak had not been allowed to play more,” Mats Wilander said in an interview with Eurosport. “Most would like to know who we can call number one of all time.

That is also important for the press. The place we get as a professional sport in the media, I think, will be given by the return of this race or its massively improved revival. If he had not been allowed to enter the Australian Open now, the history of our game would have been reduced somewhat,» added the seven-time Grand Slam singles champion.

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