Djokovic Eyes ATP Finals Record After Last-four Demolition Of Alcaraz
Sumaira FH Published November 19, 2023 | 10:50 AM
Turin, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 19th Nov, 2023) Novak Djokovic closed in on a record-breaking seventh ATP Finals title on Saturday after sweeping past Carlos Alcaraz 6-3, 6-2 in a dominating semi-final display he hailed as his best of the tournament.
"Tonight, from the very beginning, I felt the ball well. I approached the match with the right attitude, the right mentality."
The Serb came into the Finals at the end of a year which has brought three Grand Slams, taking his total to an all-time best of 24, and a 40th Masters 1000 title.
Now only Sinner stands between Djokovic and victory, which would take him past his old foe and retired great Roger Federer for season-ending tournament titles.
Sunday's final promises to be a tough proposition for Djokovic as he lost to Sinner in the group stage and will have to deal with a partisan Italian crowd that, unusually for him, won't be on his side.
"We played a very tight match the other night, the atmosphere was electric. I don't expect anything less than what we had in the group stage matchup."
Djokovic now has the better of his five matches with Wimbledon champion Alcaraz, who at 20 is already a two-time Grand Slam winner and was bidding to become the youngest finalist since Pete Sampras won the title back in 1991.
Saturday's match didn't live up to the previous four dramatic clashes however, as Djokovic put on a show of force which put pretender Alcaraz firmly in his place.