In the evening session, Serbian Novak Djokovic will try to complete the free-for-all stage with a 3-0 record, but Briton Cameron Norrie is determined to make a good impression. "It's going to be tough, but I'm looking forward to it," Norrie said, before his first meeting with Djokovic.
"I'm going to see if I belong and can compete with a guy like that." Djokovic, who has a 50-6 match record in 2021, said: "I always like to play with new players, particularly in one of the best tournaments in the world here.
in Turin. Cameron deserves to be here. He worked his way to Turin with great victories at Indian Wells and a few other tournaments and I will prepare for my next match. In doubles action, it's all to be defined in the Red Group on Friday.
If Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury beat Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah, the American-British pair win the Red Group with Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut finishing second. But if Cabal and Farah win, the fate of the semifinalists will be decided in the evening doubles match between Herbert and Mahut against Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares.
See below for the full qualification scenarios for the Green Group (singles) and Red Group (doubles).
Badio comments on Djokovic
There is a usual perception among fans that unlike Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic is not a great person.
However, in a recent interview with AS, his physiotherapist, Ulises Badio, highlighted that before criticizing Nole, others should see the sin in themselves. “I think about this not only for him, it happens to all of us in life.
Before seeing someone as the bad guy in the movie, just look at yourself. Whoever is free from sin, let him cast the first stone. You talk about a person when you don’t know him or her and this often hurts me, because if they attack him, I take it personally,” said Badio in the interview.
In the same interview, Badio emphasized that Djokovic has the capability of converting any sort of criticism into his strength. He also mentioned that even his team members learn from him a lot. “Anyway, knowing him, it can even be something favorable to be yelled at and told about everything, because it can transform him into strength.
You learn from that and not take it as something negative and go against anyone, but turn it into a positive,” added the physio. Djokovic can equal Roger Federer's record of six ATP Finals triumphs if he claims the 2021 title. The Serb last won the event in 2015.