The defeat in the Davis Cup should not be deceiving: Novak Djokovic showed once again at the recently concluded ATP Finals who is the strongest in the world. The Serbian champion won his 7th title in the Tournament of the Masters, overtaking Roger Federer and putting another important step in the race towards the GOAT of Tennis.
The Serbian player updates tennis history with every tournament he plays and wins. The ATP Finals 2023 was his 71st title on hard courts, also in this case catching up with the Swiss champion, who previously held the absolute record.
The world number 1 wants to disintegrate every type of existing record, and he is on the right track, but there are still statistics in which he is far from the record. One of these refers to the number of seasons in which he won seven or more titles.
The 24-time Grand Slam champion achieved it in six years, as did Roger Federer, John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg. At the top of this special statistic, however, there are Jimmy Connors and Ivan Lendl, both with eight seasons.
Djokovic is already setting new milestones
On the possible retirement and possible generational change, the Serbian champion explained: "Holger Rune, Carlos Alcaraz and Jannik Sinner are the next three greats who will carry this sport forward." About the retirement, the Serian tennis star analyzed with the media: "I will continue to fight as long as I am able to play and win against them.
Why stop when you win the biggest titles." Nole is still there and absolutely doesn't want to quit tennis. The Serbian triumphed in Turin and came away as a big defeat against Italy in the Davis Cup, but he is ready to start again to 2024 where he will try to achieve new successes and equally extraordinary records.
The Serb will be the man to beat at the upcoming Australian Swing. Djokovic will try to defend the title won last season at the Australian Open from the assault of his young rivals.