Coach Patrick Mouratoglou reveals the most impressive thing about Novak Djokovic
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Coach Patrick Mouratoglou feels Novak Djokovic's ability to win when not being at his best is one of the most impressive things about the Serb. Djokovic, 35, started his ATP Finals campaign with back-to-back straight-set wins over Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev.
In his Round Robin finale, Djokovic edged out Daniil Medvedev in an absolute thriller 6-3 6-7 (5) 7-6 (2). On Saturday, Djokovic was nowhere near his best but still managed to beat Taylor Fritz 7-6 (5) 7-6 (6) to reach the final in Turin.
In the final, Djokovic defeated Casper Ruud 7-5 6-3 to win his first ATP Finals title since 2015. "The most impressive thing about Novak is his ability to win without being close to his best level. He has showed it throughout the whole tournament.
Huge problem solver, huge ability to overcome difficulties and huge champion in negotiating the bigger moments in a match," Mouratoglou wrote on Twitter.
The most impressive thing about Novak is his ability to win without being close to his best level.
He has showed it throughout the whole tournament.
Huge problem solver, huge ability to overcome difficulties and huge champion in negotiating the bigger moments in a match. — Patrick Mouratoglou (@pmouratoglou) November 20, 2022
Mouratoglou on Djokovic's Grand Slam future
Last week, Djokovic received the best possible news from Australia - he is allowed to return to the Australian Open in 2023.
Djokovic has 21 Grand Slam titles in his collection and Mouratoglou is not ruling out the possibility of Djokovic reaching the 30 Grand Slam title mark before he retires. "Big news in the tennis world, Novak Djokovic is allowed to play at the Australian Open so probably he will be able to play three Grand Slams minimum next year.
That changes completely, potentially the history of the game because Novak is the one who is winning the most Grand Slams for a few years except in 2020 because Wimbledon was cancelled but otherwise he is scoring between two and three Grand Slams every year.
So if he plays three of four more years and is able to win two to three Grand Slams then he can score between three to ten more Grand Slams. Can you imagine? It is unbelievable," Mouratoglou explained in a video posted on his Instagram.