Novak Djokovic has returned to the circuit for fifteen days after a long absence. The Serbian tennis player won the Wimbledon tournament this year and was later forced to stop with several tournaments in the United States that could not accommodate him due to regulations that prevent people who have not been vaccinated against the Coronavirus from entering certain countries.
Despite this, Novak Djokovic's return to the circuit has been nothing short of devastating and in a few days Nole has won both the Tel Aviv ATP tournament and the Nur Sultan Kazakh tournament. The Astana 500 allowed the winner of 21 Grand Slam titles to reach the final in Turin, so Nole will be able to participate in the last big event of the year.
Djokovic won almost every match without any particular fear and the only major difficulties came in the semi-finals, where the Serb fought hard against Daniil Medvedev. The Russian won the first set 6-4 and was close to victory, then Djokovic won the second and at the end of the second set Daniil was forced to withdraw due to a physical problem.
Instead, there were no problems in the final, where the Balkan champion beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in straight sets. In this 2022 Novak Djokovic missed the Australian Open and the US Open, tournaments that saw him as a clear favorite, but could not host him due to vaccination laws.
Djokovic also won Wimbledon this year, but due to ATP decisions he did not receive the 2000 points that he was actually entitled to. A classification, therefore, "totally distorted", since Djokovic is currently, in spite of himself, at number 7 in the ATP classification.
Djokovic won in Tel Aviv and Astana
After winning the 90th career title in Nur-Sultan, his third in a row on the circuit after Wimbledon and Tel-Aviv, Novak Djokovic sent a message at a press conference. At 35, the Serbian legend is not satisfied and intends to fight for a while for the biggest titles.
“I feel good physically, I play well. I don't see why I should slow down. I don't even see why talking about it. Obviously, I always want to play the biggest tournaments. There are plenty of young people coming, Carlos Alcaraz is number 1, and I still want to compete with them.
In fact, no matter where I play, when I do a tournament it's to win it. I have always thought like that and it will never change,” said the man with 21 Grand Slam titles, excellent on Sunday in the final against Stefanos Tsitsipas.
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