Novak Djokovic issues brutally honest bold prediction for 2023 ATP Finals

Djokovic aims to become the first player with seven ATP Finals titles.

by Dzevad Mesic
Novak Djokovic issues brutally honest bold prediction for 2023 ATP Finals
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Novak Djokovic's bold prediction for this year's ATP Finals is that he is going to return home with another trophy in his collection. Djokovic, 36, captured his sixth ATP Finals title and tied Roger Federer for the most titles at the season-ending tournament.

Ahead of this year's ATP Finals, Djokovic was asked to share his bold prediction for this year's tournament edition in Turin. "If I don't want to be humble and be honest, I'm winning the tournament. If I want to be humble, I'm also winning the tournament," Djokovic confidently said in a video for the ATP.

Last year, Djokovic won his first ATP Finals title since 2015

While the ATP Finals were held in London, Djokovic won five titles - the first came in 2008 and the Serb also won four consecutive titles at the tournament between 2012 and 2015.

After winning four consecutive ATP Finals title, Djokovic surprisingly went five ATP Finals appearances without winning a title. But last year in Turin, Djokovic went 5-0 to finally end his ATP Finals title drought. A year ago, Djokovic claimed four straight-set wins and his lone three-set win came against Daniil Medvedev in the group stage.

“I had the perfect score. Most of my matches, four of five I won straight sets. This is the third time we are here in Torino, there are I think a couple hundred metres, almost 300 metres [of] altitude, and maybe the fans cannot feel it, but we can feel it on the court.

The ball flies through the air, the conditions are played different. So it takes some days to really adjust. But it's lovely. Lovely arena, great to be part of this event again and it's a great attendance. People are really passionate about tennis and sport in general in Italy, with the Roma Internazionali tournament and here in Torino now having a tradition of Nitto [ATP] Finals played here in the city. It's great. I'm really looking forward and I'm excited to perform," Djokovic said in Turin.

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