One at the height of Lendl

Novak Djokovic does not stop equaling or surpassing records with which he climbs in the historical tables of tennis in a particularly prolific 2021 for him in that sense. This Monday at the Pala Alpitur in Turin He caught up with Ivan Lendl in terms of wins at the ATP Finals. With his triumph against the debutant Casper Ruud by 7-6 (4) and 6-2 in 90 minutes, the Serbian added the 39th and now only has Roger Federer ahead, who accumulates 59. On Wednesday he will face the winner of the match between Tsitsipas and Rublev in the Green Group.

Djokovic aspires to surpass the Czech-American in titles. If he succeeds this year he will reach six and draw, incidentally, with the Swiss. This is how historic the future of the world number one is, who received the trophy that accredits him as leader of the ranking at the end of the year for the seventh time, an absolute record above Sampras’ six. “It’s one of the hardest things to achieve in our sport. You have to consistently play very well, on all surfaces.I am very proud and I share this trophy with my family and the people who helped me to be here, “said Nole, who almost every day carries out some achievement in his already legendary career. “The dream continues and I hope to play tennis for another couple of years. Thank you very much”, the Balkan warned.

Most wins at ATP Finals

Player Titles
1. Roger Federer (Sui) 59
2. Novak Djokovic (Ser) 39
-. Ivan Lendl (RCh / USA) 39
Four. Boris Becker (Ale) 36
5. Pete Sampras (USA) 35

Ante Ruud completed a neat performance. Without great fanfare, he shook off the doubts of a bad start in which he even stumbled and fell to the ground without further consequences. than to lose his serve, he secured the first set in a tiebreaker that he played with great cold blood and devoured in the second the Norwegian, a much improved hard court tennis player, who ended 2020 with a record of 16-27 on that surface and this year credits 23-9 with the San Diego title, and another five quarterfinals.

Superiority

But the numbers of the Rafa Nadal Academy disciple did not guarantee anything before a stable version of Djokovic, who was a rock in the long exchanges from the back of the track. He only failed against first serves and when he was surprised by a few seconds that his rival sent him to the body. In the end, only 13 unforced errors and a break point against, which Ruud converted at the start of the first set. what’s more, he placed 10 aces for 90% of points won with first. Thus it is insurmountable.

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