Under pressur Novak Djokovic is the best: this is demonstrated by some very interesting data that place it in first place in the special ATP tour ranking, entitled: Under Pressure. We recall that Djokovic will not play the ATP Cup 2022.
Over the course of his long and great career Novak Djokovic has been able to show courage and coolness in the delicate moments of a match. His ability to knock out his opponent right at the climax of the match is second to none.
A characteristic also confirmed in 2021, the year in which he deservedly won the first three Grand Slams of the season and nearly the fourth, losing in the final of the US Open to the Russian Daniil Medvedev. A champion can be seen in difficult situations and more in the balance: the Serbian has always given his all when he needed it, thus managing to reach 20 Major titles (together with Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal).
Novak Djokovic the best player under pressure
In this particular ranking drawn up, the native of Belgrade scored a score of 256.7, occupying the summit in front of an unsuspected Argentine Federico Coria. On the podium the Italian Matteo Berrettini, another tennis player who under pressure has almost always been able to count on an excellent service to get out of complicated moments.
Croatian Borna Coric (fourth) preceded the Spanish couple Rafa Nadal-Carlos Alcaraz. Then Roger Federer, Kyrgios, Schwartzman and Ruud to close the top ten. Only 14th was number two Daniil Medvedev; in the top 20 the very young Jannik Sinner, who will have to improve this aspect in the next year.
Much further back Alexander Zverev and Stefanos Tsitsipas, respectively in 30 and 31st position. According to the statistics, relating to 52 weeks, including all the matches played by each player and on each surface, Nole used 45.8% of the break points procured, while saving 66.5% in his own batting rounds.
As for the tie-breaks, Novak managed to win with a percentage of 67.5%, much lower than the solid Coria. 76.9% is instead the data regarding the decisive sets won by Djokovic, who will try to repeat himself also in the upcoming 2022 season.