The world number one Serb won his 38th Masters 1000 title on clay in Rome after beating Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-0, 7-6(5). Now he will arrive in Paris excited to take on the Grand Slam in the French capital.
Novak Djokovic won his first title of the year. The world number one Serb lifted the trophy on clay in Rome and managed to win his 38th Masters 1000 of his entire career. A title that continues to increase its well-filled list, which already has 88 titles.
Moreover, by winning this championship, Nole maintained his streak of consecutive seasons with titles, extending it to 17, two under world No. 4 Rafael Nadal, who continues to lead that stat with 19 straight years lifting trophies. .
A great week for the Serbian, who has already entered the restricted group of tennis players with 1,000 or more wins, after beating Norway’s Casper Ruud in the semi-finals of the Rome tournament. There, in what was his ninth consecutive semi-final in the Italian capital, he and Rafael Nadal (1051), Ivan Lendl (1068), Roger Federer (1251) and Jimmy Connors (1274) entered that space. .
Regarding the match that crowned him in the Italian capital, Nole had no trouble sending the world’s fifth, the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, by partials of 6-0 and 7-6 (5). A great result that will make him arrive boosted to compete in Roland Garros, the Grand Slam which has Paris as its flagship city.
After beating the Greek, Djokovic spoke about the resounding victory in the Italian capital. In this sense, he explained that he applied the initial plan to perfection, which led to him winning the first round, taking all the points.
“I can say that I surprised myself. I had a clear plan and knew what to expect and what to do, but my first set was perfect. began by saying the best in the world after being crowned champion.
To the above, he added that in the second set it was more difficult, as his rival was starting to feel more comfortable on clay.
“Then it got a little more complicated. At this level, one or two points can change a match, and suddenly Tsitsipas was back 4-1 “, he expressed.
Along the same lines, Nole wanted to reflect on how the match could have gone on a defining set, but explained that he had just found the right moves to finally beat his rival.
“The match could easily have gone to the third set, but I was able to find the right shots at the right time to get back into the game. In the tie-break I was maybe an inch above Tsitsipas, but it was a very close tie-break for both of us. “, Detained.
Finally, he wanted to close against what will be Roland Garros. Grand Slam tournament in which he will seek to win his 21st trophy in this type of tournament, and to which he will arrive on fire after his title on the clay courts of Rome.
“A few days ago, I played very well. I’ve shaped my style over the past few weeks and I knew my best form on clay was usually around Rome, so it couldn’t be better than coming to Roland Garros with a title. “, he concluded.
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