Novak DjokovicWorld number one and by figures the best tennis player on the planet, he plays in another league. The Serbian, who had not participated in a match since losing the US Open final with Daniil Medvedev, returned with victory at the Masters 1,000 in Paris-Bercy.
Not happy with that triumph, which places him a leader in tournaments in that category, Djokovic is strolling in his fourteenth presence at a teachers appointment.
At the Alpitour in Turin, which takes over from London’s O2 Arena, the Belgrade tennis player has qualified for the semi-finals with another crushing win against Andrey Rublev with a score of 6-3 and 6-2.
He is the leader of the green group regardless of the result in his last game, which will be with the second reserve Cameron Norrie and not with Stefanos Tsitsipas, retired from competition for the elbow.
There are already 10 the semifinals of ‘Nole’ in the appointment of teachers and 40 matches won, breaking the tie with Ivan Lendl and staying only behind of Roger Federer’s 59 victories.
Seven times the first at the end of the course
It should be remembered that the disciple of Marian Vadja received last Monday the trophy that accredits him as ATP leader at the end of the season for the seventh time in his career. Similarly, in Turin he is pursuing a sixth wound as a teacher that would allow him to equal Federer’s top.
Djokovic will not end his 2021 campaign at the Masters. At the conclusion of the tournament he will travel to Innsbruck to defend Serbia in the final phase of the Davis Cup. The Serbs share a round robin with Austria and Germany, who have the sensible losses of Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev.