He may have had a hard time against Taylor Fritz, but Novak Djokovic is made… of steel and where he needed to, he got the points he wanted and the “ticket” to the big final of the ATP Finals in Turin.
The Serb prevailed with a 2-0 set of the American, showing his immense quality in the crucial points of the semi-final and with 7-6(5), 7-6(6) celebrated his qualification to the 130th ATP final of his long career.
For this to happen, the 35-year-old tennis player made a “dedication of his soul” by coming back from Fritz’s break in the second set (3-5), the game was led to the second series tie break, where he overcame the resistance of his excellent opponent, after one hour and 53 minutes of awesome fighting.
Djokovic will be in the ATP Finals for the 8th time and the first since 2018, as in 2020 he was defeated by Dominic Thiem in the semifinals and a year later by Alexander Zverev again in the top four.
Now the former world No. 1 awaits the winner of the second semi-final between Andrei Rublev and Kasper Ruud, hoping to lift the trophy and break another prize money record by becoming richer. by 4.8 million euros!
Fritz finished the match with 31 winners (including 10 aces), ten more than “Nole”, who also had 19 effortless mistakes.