November 19, 2023
Novak Djokovic keeps finding new ways to show us why he is the greatest player of all time.
He just beat the two best young players on the planet in the space of 24 hours. Novak thoroughly deserves to be in seventh heaven at the end of a stellar year.
Carlos Alcaraz lost the psychological battle on Saturday. Jannik Sinner was overpowered in all departments on Sunday.
Novak Djokovic will be a clear favourite for Wimbledon 2024 on this kind of form. And that means the chance for us all to witness more extraordinary Grand Slam history.
We sometimes forget that Djokovic is well on the way to 37 years old! It doesn’t seem to matter.
The extraordinary Serb just won his seventh ATP World Tour Finals – just as he told us he would before the tournament began.
That puts him ahead of Roger Federer. In a world of his own.
Novak had lost to Sinner earlier in the week. But when it really mattered there was only one winner.
The serving was supreme. In fact as he began at 3-2 up in the second set, Novak Djokovic had lost just two points on serve all match.
That amazing statistic was suddenly turned on its head when Sinner earned himself two break points. But he couldn’t convert either of those. And the Italian’s last glimmer of hope in his own back yard was gone.
Novak’s forehand had been suffocating in its depth and endlessly potent. And then there was the mental strength on display.
When he won the first point while serving for the first set, Djokovic let out a roar louder than anything that had come from the vast Italian crowd.
It was his answer to 13,000 cheers for Sinner. Novak fed off that atmosphere. He enjoyed silencing the locals. And not for a second was he ever going to be denied.
Before we knew it, Djokovic had bullied his way to a relatively simple 6-3, 6-3 victory, though the second set was harder than the first.
After holding out his arms in triumph and then warmly hugging his children, Novak couldn’t have been more content.
The world number one said: ‘This is very special. One of the best seasons I’ve had in my life. Winning against a home-town hero in Jannik is phenomonal.
‘I’m very proud of my performances against Alcaraz and Sinner. They are the best two players in the world aside from me right now.
‘My kids have been here the last couple of days. They have watched the tennis and it’s a thrill for me. I always wanted to play tennis in front of them once they knew what was going on. This is the age.’
Novak Djokovic will go for the biggest title one last time at Wimbledon 2024. Then in all probability he will be gone forever.
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