'Novak Djokovic Has To Start To Practice Because...', Says Top Coach

‘Novak Djokovic has to start training because…’, says the coach


Novak Djokovic continues to record his name in the record books. The Serb tied Roger Federer’s record of six Nitto ATP Finals titles after winning Sunday’s final in Turin. The 35-year-old further extended his lead in the ‘Big Titles’ race when he defeated Casper Ruud 7-5, 6-3 in the championship match at the Pala Alpitour.

He now owns 65 ‘Major Titles’, which are trophies at a Grand Slam championship, Nitto ATP Finals, ATP Masters 1000, or an individual Olympic gold medal. Djokovic owns six ‘Big Titles’ more than any other player in history, with rival Rafael Nadal (59) his closest competitor.

Outside of Djokovic, Nadal and Federer (54), no other player holds more than 30 of the prestigious crowns (Pete Sampras, 30). The Serb first triumphed at the year-end championships in 2008, when the tournament was called the Tennis Masters Cup.

Djokovic has erased the record for the largest gap between the first and most recent Nitto ATP Finals title with 14. Prior to their victory on Sunday, the previous record belonged to Sampras and Federer, who lifted their first and last Nitto ATP Finals trophy. the season finale.

eight years apart. Djokovic triumphed in Turin without dropping a set, winning a record $4,740,300 in prize money. He dropped just one set en route to the title, claiming victories against Stefanos Tsitsipas, Andrey Rublev, Daniil Medvedev, Taylor Fritz and Ruud.

Djokovic’s «Big Title» win rate is holding steady at one trophy for every 3.2 events played (65/209), while Nadal has won one «Big Title» for every 3.5 tournaments he has played ( 59/207).

Djokovic won the ATP Finals

Novak Djokovic’s coach Goran Ivanisevic recently reflected on the Serb’s turbulent 2022 season following his historic sixth ATP Finals victory.

«(Novak Djokovic) took a few days off (after the Wimbledon win) but he has to start practicing because we were expecting good news from the US,» he told the ATP Finals press conference.

I was there waiting. That’s another wait, wait, wait. She was practicing, she was preparing, and we were waiting. The news did not arrive. Then Cincinnati passed. Another week. Then when the US Open started, we knew we weren’t going to the United States.

I spent my summer very well. I was in Umag. We had a great tournament. I was with my family. But I wanted to go to New York. I wanted to be there. Unfortunately, the US is not open yet and hopefully they will be very soon,” she said.

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