Andy Roddick made an interesting observation about Novak Djokovic's game as the American tennis legend thinks the 36-year-old Serb's service has never been better. On Sunday, Djokovic delivered a huge performance to beat Jannik Sinner 6-3 6-3 in the ATP Finals final in Turin.
Against Sinner, Djokovic was serving at a very high level throughout the final and the Italian didn't really stand a lot of chance in the Serb's service games. Djokovic won 29-of-32 (91%) of his first serve points and also won 9-of-14 (64%) of his second serve points.
Sinner's lone two break points came in the sixth game of the second set - which Djokovic saved with two great serves. "I think Novak's serve is better than it's ever been. Early in his career, it was a bit of a liability, especially the second serve.
Now he runs it in and out of the corners, hits a slice, mixes in a little kick. It's as good as it has ever been for Novak and it's one of the best in the game now," Roddick said on Tennis Channel.
Roddick tips Djokovic to win the 2024 Australian Open
When asked to pick a winner for the 2024 Australian Open, Roddick didn't want to make any bold predictions.
Instead, Roddick went the safe route and named Djokovic as the player he has winning the opening Grand Slam of the 2024 season. "It's my boring prediction again, I'm just gonna keep doing it because I just said yesterday and three days ago that I'm not going to bet against Novak Djokovic.
It doesn't mean I don't believe someone else has a chance but I will not put my money against Djokovic. Certainly haven't changed my mind after the last couple of days and what we saw against Alcaraz and Sinner, I go Novak," Roddick said.
In January, Djokovic will return to Melbourne as the record 10-time Australian Open champion and as the top favorite to win the tournament again.