Djokovic News

Enceladus

Hall of Fame
Interesting facts:
  • For Djoker is the final participation at the Paris Masters 2019 111th final in his career at ATP singles tournaments. Djoker's balance in the finals is now 76 W - 34 L.
  • Shapovalov is the jubilee 30th opponent of Djoker in the finals of the ATP singles tournaments. Djoker played the most finals against Nadal (26, balance 15-11 for Djoker), further against Federer (20, balance 13-6 for Djoker and WO at 2014 ATP Finals for Djoker) and Murray (19, balance 11-8 for Djoker).
 

Fiero425

Hall of Fame
Good on Djokovic to keep the race alive. He was back to his own this week and demolished everyone in sight.
He wasn't fooling around from early on in the QF with Perseus and dispatched the Greek in less than an hour IIRC! Tsitsipas will have another chance at YEC! :sneaky:
 
Djokovic: I feel great, I am full of confidence going to London

The world number one Novak Djokovic said that he feels great after his triumph at the Paris Masters and that he is full of confidence.



Djokovic defeated Denis Shapovalov 6-3 6-4 in 65 minutes.

That's how he earned a fifth title at this tournament out of six finals, as well as his 34th Masters trophy and 77th career title. This is Novak's fifth title of the season, after previously triumphing in Melbourne, Madrid, Wimbledon and Tokyo.

"I feel great, I am full of confidence throughout the whole week. Wins in the last three days gave me encouragement for this final and the tournament in London. I have a few days to rest and prepare, and I hope that I will play great at that tournament"

"I played excellent at this tournament, especially the last three matches. As the tournament progressed, I felt better and better",
said Djokovic after winning Paris.

At the beginning he spoke to the Bercy crowd in French.

"Thank you to the crowd for coming in big numbers to support me. I felt great this week, I am very satisfied with my performance today, I was confident and strong. Also, thank you to Denis on nice words", said Novak before resuming in English.

He sent a message to his young opponent.

"Denis, I only have praises and positive things to say to you as a person off the court and as a player on the court. You already have a great career but I am sure that the best things are yet to come for you", said Novak who didn't forget to thank his brothers and team members for the support.

Shapovalov was giving just as much praise.

"Congratulations Novak. You were better, I wish you all the best at the tournament in London, I am sure, I am sure you will go far there as well", said Shapovalov, who will climb to 15th on the ATP list next Monday.
 

NoleFam

G.O.A.T.
The general versatility will be hard to top as well.

4+ at 6 Masters
3+ at 7
2+ at 8

And obviously the Golden Masters...
I don't think anyone will do it again for a very long time. People will then see how unique Djokovic really was when no one else will be able to put up these numbers even in "homogeneous conditions". His Big titles spread, his NCYGS on 3 surfaces and the Golden Masters is what will separate him from the rest.
 

Tenacity

Semi-Pro
Group Bjorn Borg: Djokovic, Federer, Thiem, Berrettini

Pretty good group for Novak here. Berrettini and Thiem should not really bother him in these conditions, but we'll see. As for Fed, can't wait to see how it will play out since that historic Wimbledon final.

Good luck to Nole.
 

TheAssassin

Legend
I am back briefly, thanks to everyone for the messages from a couple of months ago. Everything is going great, couldn't be happier.

Excited for this tournament. I thought Novak's serving in Paris was stunning. Working with Goran payed off perhaps. If he brings it to London I think he will be very difficult to stop, because it can bring him confidence into other parts of his game. Plus that cold should go away by the time he starts playing the ATP Finals. Hopefully the stunning Djoker will deliver one more happy week for us in this season...
 

NoleFam

G.O.A.T.
I am back briefly, thanks to everyone for the messages from a couple of months ago. Everything is going great, couldn't be happier.

Excited for this tournament. I thought Novak's serving in Paris was stunning. Working with Goran payed off perhaps. If he brings it to London I think he will be very difficult to stop, because it can bring him confidence into other parts of his game. Plus that cold should go away by the time he starts playing the ATP Finals. Hopefully the stunning Djoker will deliver one more happy week for us in this season...
Welcome back. Excited as well. I hope it goes well for Djoker.
 
Novak: Becoming first will be hard, rivals are strong, but I have a huge motive

After his triumph in Paris, Novak Djokovic will go to battle for the last trophy of the season on Sunday, at the ATP Finals in London.



It won't be just a battle for the prestigious title. but also for the top year end rankings spot. He was number one five times at the end of the season, if he manages to do that this year as well, he will equal Pete Sampras' record.

The Serbian tennis player, who after a precisely one year reign surrendered the throne to Rafael Nadal, is aware that he will have a difficult task in the O2 Arena.

Djokovic is in the "Bjorn Borg" group with Roger Federer, Dominic Thiem and Matteo Berrettini. He doesn't want to calculate, his goal is to win all the matches at the tournament and return to number one.

"It will be an extremely difficult task for me considering who are the opponents in the group. If I manage to end the year as number one, it will be fantastic. I have a big motive", admitted Novak.



This year he played a few exceptional matches. The one that stands out is the Wimbledon final against Federer, when he won the title after winning a tiebreak at 12-12 in the fifth.

"When talking about those matches, it's about visualization and preparing yourself for all possible situations. I try to play a match in my head before entering the court. I couldn't have predicted that scenario, but I always imagine myself as a winner"

"With that strength of will, you must have the strength that comes from your mental and emotional side. For me that's the eternal battle within me, bigger than the one that happens outside. All the situations that happen on the court aren't the ones that hurt, it's how you handle those situations, how you handle them, how you survive them",
added Novak.

Even though they are all over 30, Djokovic, Federer and Nadal are still dominant in the world of tennis. He says they are his biggest motive.

"We make each other stronger, we demand each other to improve our game. The two of them are probably the biggest reason why I am still competing at this level. The fact that they are part of history still inspires and motivates me to do the same they did, even more", concluded Djokovic.

On Sunday in the afternoon session Novak will play his first match of the tournament, and his opponent will be Matteo Berrettini. The evening session is reserved for Roger Federer and Dominic Thiem.
 

Tenacity

Semi-Pro
Was Djokovic even playing tonight? What was that performance, he gave everything to Federer, never seen him like this? Such disappointing end of the season..

Oh well, if he doesn't care..
 

NoleFam

G.O.A.T.
Was Djokovic even playing tonight? What was that performance, he gave everything to Federer, never seen him like this? Such disappointing end of the season..

Oh well, if he doesn't care..
I tried to tell people he didn't play like himself in that Thiem match but no I was exaggerating and not giving credit. When I saw that, I knew Federer had a good chance to beat him here. Strange to see him not fight for YE #1 when it's right there for the taking but oh well. At least he won 2 Slams this year.
 

helixx

Hall of Fame
He looked to me like he didn't care at all after that break in first set, just going through the motion. YE#1 was on the line here, not a semifinal of ATP500.
he confirmed it himself that elbow was hurting a lot so i think it was hard to get into the match and play thru the pain
 
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