Novak Djokovic has returned to the circuit for fifteen days after a long absence. The Serbian tennis player won the Wimbledon tournament this year and then was forced to stop with several tournaments in the United States that could not accommodate him due to regulations that prevent entry to certain countries to people who have not been vaccinated against the Coronavirus.
Despite this, Novak Djokovic’s return to the circuit has been nothing short of devastating and in a few days Nole has won both the Tel Aviv ATP tournament and the Nur Sultan Kazakh tournament. The Astana 500 allowed the winner of 21 Grand Slam titles to reach the final in Turin, so Nole will be able to participate in the last big event of the year.
Djokovic won almost every match without any particular fear and the only major difficulties came in the semi-finals, where the Serb fought hard against Daniil Medvedev. The Russian won the first set 6-4 and was close to victory, then Djokovic won the second and at the end of the second set Daniil was forced to withdraw due to a physical problem.
Instead, there were no problems in the final, where the Balkan champion beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets. In this 2022 Novak Djokovic missed the Australian Open and the US Open, tournaments that saw him as a clear favorite, but he could not host it due to vaccination laws.
Djokovic also won Wimbledon this year, but due to ATP decisions he did not receive the 2000 points he was actually entitled to. A classification, therefore, «totally distorted», since Djokovic is currently, in spite of himself, at number 7 in the ATP classification.
Djokovic won in Tel Aviv and Astana
After winning his 90th career title at Nur-Sultan, the third in a row on the tour after Wimbledon and Tel-Aviv, Novak Djokovic sent a message at a press conference. At 35 years old, the Serbian legend is not satisfied and intends to fight for the most important titles for a while.
“I feel good physically, I play well. I don’t see why it should slow down. I don’t even see why talk about it. Obviously, I always want to play the biggest tournaments. A lot of young people come, Carlos Alcaraz is number 1, and I still want to compete with them.
In fact, wherever I play, when I do a tournament it’s to win it. I have always thought like this and it will never change,” said the man with 21 Grand Slam titles, excellent on Sunday in the final against Stefanos Tsitsipas.