Novak Djokovic gest an incredible milestone, rewriting the ATP Finals history

The Serbian champion, who this evening will challenge Carlitos Alcaraz in the semifinal of the tournament, has obtained a crazy achievement, bringing Roger Federer closer

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Novak Djokovic gest an incredible milestone, rewriting the ATP Finals history
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Novak Djokovic destroys records at the ATP Finals 2023! With the match against Carlitos Alcaraz awaiting him this evening, the Serb has reached another historic milestone: he is the second oldest tennis player to reach the semi-finals of the Masters Tournament, at the age of 36 years and 5 months.

In the special ranking, Djokovic is only behind the Swiss legend Roger Federer. The Swiss Maestro holds the record with 38 years and 3 months in 2019, obtained at the O2 Arena in London. Furthermore, if Djokovic were to win the ATP Finals, he would surpass Federer in terms of titles won in the competition between the best 8 players in the world.

Currently the Swiss legend and the Serbian champion both hold 6 titles

But to achieve other records, Djokovic must win the tournament

In fact, the matches of the Red Group and the Green Group of the Nitto ATP Finals 2023, which are being held in Turin, have concluded.

The tennis players who made it through the group are Jannik Sinner who won all the matches in the group and the 24-time Slam champion. The opponents of the Italian tennis player and the Serbian champion will be Daniil Medvedev and Carlos Alcaraz respectively.

The Spaniard had the best performance of his tournament and clearly defeated the Russian in two sets, thus winning the Red Group. A result that relegated the Russian to second place: he will be the rival that Sinner will have to overcome to reach the final in Turin.

Djokovic, in overcoming the group, was helped by Jannik Sinner who, already qualified for the semi-finals, beat the Dane Holger Rune in a hard-fought match that ended in the third set with a score of 6-2 5-7 6-4. The Serbian champion had beaten the Polish Hubert Hurkacz (replacement for the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas who retired during the match against Gentofte's nextgen) with a score of 7-6 (1) 4-6 6-1.

So, we asaid above today will be the semifinal day, in Turin. Sinner and Medvedev will face in the first challenge of the day. We recall the Russian has already won the year-end Master. In the evening session, the much awaited match between Djokovic and Alcaraz, in what will be theri final clash of the year.

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