Novak Djokovic ruled 2023 with impressive tennis data



by LORENZO CIOTTI

Novak Djokovic ruled 2023 with impressive tennis data
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Novak Djokovic's 2023 was extraordinary, a simply sensational season, it must be underlined once again. The Serbian champion won 3 Slam titles, 2 ATP Master 1000s and the ATP Finals, in the final he dominated against Jannik Sinner.

This season, Djokovic has once again rewritten the history of tennis, with new and already indelible pages, which will go down to posterity as a legend. The 24-time Slam champion also regained the 1st position in the ATP world ranking from Carlitos Alcaraz, and he became ITF World Champion for the eighth time in his career, earning the best tennis player of the year award.

Novak Djokovic ruled the 2023 tennis data

To complete this almost uncontested superiority, there are also recent data released by Tennis Data Innovations, an independent structure created by a joint venture between the ATP and ATP Media, in collaboration with TennisViz.

The data relates to the overall quality of four main shots: forehand, backhand, serve and return, calculated through their speed, rotation, depth, amplitude and the impact generated on the opponent. The 36-year-old from Belgrade topped three of the four quality rankings.

About the return, his best shot, Djokovic is followed by Daniil Medvedev and Jannik Sinner. The world number 1 also has the most effective forehand on the Tour in 2023, ahead of Alcaraz and Stefanos Tsitspas. Djokovic also leads the top-10 of the backhand, in which the second in this fundamental is Jannik Sinner, who follows at a distance and slightly precedes Medvedev.

The last and only indicator in which the 24-time Slam champion does not excel is that relating to the serve, commanded by John Isner, in his last season on the Tour. Second is the 2023 ace record holder Hubert Hurkacz, third Matteo Berrettini.

We recall Djokovic will end the 2023 tennis seapsn by playing an exhibition match against Carlos Alcaraz. The challenge will be played in Riyadh on 27 December 2023. About the upcoming 2024 tennis season, the Serb will start by defending the title won at the Australian Open: a Major in which he will seek his 25th career Slam and the 11th Melbourne Slam title.

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