ATP Tel Aviv: Novak Djokovic wins 89th title, the highlights

The Serb defeats seed no.2 Marin Cilic in the final

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ATP Tel Aviv: Novak Djokovic wins 89th title, the highlights

Novak Djokovic came back to win in Tel Aviv, where he had never played before, and earns 250 safety points from a perspective ATP Finals on the eve of the last ATP 500 and the last ATP Masters 1000 of the season He did it after by beating Marin Cilic in the final, 81 days out from the ATP Tour, with only fleeting participation in the Laver Cup on the occasion of Roger Federer's heartbreaking farewell to tennis.

For the Serb it will be enough to stay between the ninth and the twentieth position in the Race to get a pass for the Finals in Turin. A task that given the non-participation in the Australian Open and the US Open, complete with a defeat in the quarter-finals at Roland Garros, beaten by Nadal in the quarter-finals, could have become more complicated than expected.

Especially considering the non-awarding of points at Wimbledon. After a very positive week, the Serbian phenomenon also notes the name of Marin Cilic in the notebook of the victims. In fact, he retains the vast majority of energy for the most important match of all after the struggles with Vasek Pospisil and Roman Safiullin, at least in the second set.