The unhindered passage of the Tourment of Champions, equaling the record of Roger Federer and, in addition, the highest prize in the history of tennis. Serbian Novak Djokovic proved in Turin that, despite the world ranking, he is a clear and deserved ruler. In the Masters fil, Nor defeated Kasper Ruud 7-5, 6-3 and domited the prestigious tourment at the end of the season for the sixth time in his career. He cashed a check for $4,740,300 (nearly 112 million crowns).
Up to eighth in the world? “Novak Djokovic is the best tennis player on the planet right now,” John McEnroe tweeted after the Serbian domited the semi-fils of the Tourment of Champions against Taylor Fritz (7-6, 7-6).
The Serbian made the last step to the sixth trophy from the Masters quite briskly. He won the first set of the fil with Kasper Ruud 7-5 without a single break point. In the fourth game of the second set, he deprived the twenty-three-year-old debutant of another serve in the fil.
Even in Djokovic’s last pitch, the Oslo tive missed a break point. “But I have to admit that I was nervous at the end. Therefore, I am pleased with how I coped with the last game, ”the 35-year-old champion smiled. “I’ve waited seven years to win (at the Tourment of Champions), it’s a long time, now it’s much sweeter and more of a triumph,” said Djokovic, who equaled Roger Federer’s trophy record.
In Turin, the tive of Belgrade was completely fearless. He beat Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev of Russia in straight sets to advance to the semi-fils. In addition, he also won a three-hour marathon with former world No. 1 Daniil Medvedev of Russia. He made it through the weekend program without dropping a set, and can therefore count on the highest single award in tennis history. As the undefeated winner of the Tourment of Champions, he will receive a check for $4,740,300.
“This is a great relief and satisfaction. This year, I was always wondering where I would get my travel permit. It was tiresome. That’s why I’m happy that I was able to finish the season on such a positive note,” Djokovic said.
Because of the vaccine rejection, he only played 11 tourments this year. He didn’t shine at the cusp of a tumultuous year, but ended up taking Wimbledon titles, two indoor titles and reaffirming his domince in Turin. He has risen to eighth position in the rankings and will enter the new season as the fifth racket of the world.
Turin Tennis Tourment of Champions (hard court, $14.75 million in dotions):
Singles – Fil:
Djokovic (7-Serb.) – Ruud (3-Nor.) 7:5, 6:3.
Doubles – Fil:
Ram, Salisbury (2-USA/Britain) – Mektic, Pavic (4-Croatia) 7:6 (7:4), 6:4.
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