Speaking on Amazon Prime the former Wimbledon semifinalist Greg Rusedski spoke highly of Novak Djokovic's win over Stefanos Tsitsipas at the Paris Masters. The British pundit said: “Sensational. Djokovic played about as well as I have seen him play since probably the Australian Open final against Rafael Nadal.
I think he did everything to perfection. But you have to say the start from Tsitsipas, those two double faults just relaxed Novak into it as well”. "If Novak is going to end up as world No 1 at the end of the season, he’s going to need some guys to do some favours for him.
If Rafa gets to the final here and loses to Novak and Novak wins the title, that’s 600 points. So Rafa still going into the 02 will have an advantage of 680 points. Then there’s the round robin. He’s got to hope Nadal’s in a tough section with guys he doesn’t like playing.
There’s still a lot of things that have to go Novak’s way if he’s going to end up No 1”. Daniela Hantuchova added: “As a player you know you can’t afford to waste any mental energy. He was so sharp mentally from the word go and it was brilliant from him.
It was tennis we haven’t seen for a long time from him. I believe Wimbledon was probably the last time he played at this level. This is not only the message for Rafa but for the rest of the guys that are coming to London for the ATP Finals.
It is all about the locker room respect. I think showing a performance like that he is going to be walking around for the rest of the tournament this week and in London with his head held high. Sending a message just like the beginning of the year when he was playing brilliant tennis”.