Three figures to illustrate Novak Djokovic’s amazing end to the season

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Three figures to illustrate Novak Djokovic’s amazing end to the season

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Since his defeat in the quarter-finals of Roland-Garros, the Serb has won 19 straight on the circuit. After his titles in Tel Aviv and Astana, he is now qualified for his… 74th Masters 1000 semi-final. “I’m mentally fresh, he said after his victory (6-0, 6-3) against Musetti.I’ve played few tournaments this season, and I’ve had three weeks since Astana to recuperate. »

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Winner of the 2019 and 2021 editions of the Rolex Paris Masters, the Serb has won his last twelve matches at the Accor Arena (five wins in 2019, four in 2021, Monfils having made WO, and three in 2022) for a tournament that suits him particularly (6 titles, 7 finals). “I like the conditions here, he said, although they may change from year to year. I’m managing to adjust well… Against Musetti, I knew I had to be aggressive so as not to give him time. That’s how dangerous he is and I executed that game plan perfectly, especially in the first set. And when I managed to turn the tide in the second set to unbreak it, I managed to come back the same way. It was definitely my best match of the tournament in terms of concentration and intensity. »

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The Serb is now 8th in the Race, which would have qualified him directly for the Masters without having recourse to this rule which means that a player who wins a Grand Slam only needs to be in the top 20 to join the Masters tournament. Which is very impressive for a player who was unable to play the Australian Open, the Masters 1000 in Indian Wells, Miami, Montreal and Cincinnati, and who won Wimbledon without being credited with just one point…

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