Jo-Wilfried Tsonga issues clear statement on Novak Djokovic's dominance at 36



by DZEVAD MESIC

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga issues clear statement on Novak Djokovic's dominance at 36
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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga thinks Novak Djokovic's astonishing 2023 season is another proof that the Serb as a player is on a completely different level. In 2023, Djokovic enjoyed one of his best seasons on the Tour and also did something that no one has ever done before at 36 - the Serb made all four Grand Slam finals and won three Majors.

Also, Djokovic set a new record for the most Grand Slam titles, the most weeks spent at the world No 1 by a male or female, won a record-breaking seventh ATP Finals title, and became the oldest Year-End No 1 in tennis history.

Following Djokovic's ATP Finals win and the Serb improving to 55-6 on the year, Tsonga wanted to make one thing clear. "I think he is the most complete player on the circuit. He is the one with the most guns in his asset. And he proved again this year that the level at which he evolved has not yet been reached," Tsonga responded to a fan's question on his Instagram Story.

Tsonga applauds Djokovic's astonishing longevity and success

By beating Jannik Sinner in the Turin final, Djokovic broke a tie with Roger Federer and became the first seven-time ATP Finals champion. In his post-match press conference, Djokovic fired a stern warning to his rivals. "Motivation, especially for the biggest tournaments in sport, is still present.

It still inspires me to keep going. People see you performing in the big tournaments, but they don’t see all the weeks and months of dedicated day-to-day, week-to-week work, trying to build your form so that you can peak where you want to peak.

For me, obviously those are Grand Slams and World Tour Finals, and next year hopefully also Olympic Games. The mindset is the same. I’ll keep going," Djokovic said. On Monday, Djokovic landed in Malaga for the Davis Cup Final 8 as this week he is aiming to help Serbia win their second Davis Cup title.

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