After surviving Gael Monfils, Novak Djokovic won without suffering in the final of the Dubai tournament defeating Greek Stefanos Tsisipas in two sets. The World number 1 has won 17 Grand Slam singles titles, the third-most in history for a male player, five ATP Finals titles, 34 ATP Tour Masters 1000 titles, 14 ATP Tour 500 titles, and has held the No.
1 spot in the ATP rankings for 280 weeks. In majors, he has won a record eight Australian Open titles, five Wimbledon titles, three US Open titles, and one French Open title. During a recent interview, the 17-time Grand Slam champion revealed that Reilly Opelka might have the toughest serve among the next gen in tennis: “Well, I have not played against Opelka.
Because of his height, he resembles Isner a lot, so he definitely has the toughest serve to return from the young players. Most of these next generation players, they’re very tall. Because of their height, they have extremely powerful serves that give them a lot of free points.
Like Zverev, Medvedev, Tsitsipas, Khachanov, they all have big serves. It’s really hard to pick one. They have slightly different techniques, everything. They’re very powerful. They go through the court very quickly.
You saw Stefanos has been serving tonight regularly over 200, 215 first serves. Sometimes you don’t want to be on the opposite end when the missile is coming that way. I’ve been fortunate that I could and I still can rely a lot on my return that has served me pretty well”.