Novak Djokovic wins the ATP 90

The man with 21 Grand Slam titles scored back-to-back wins 6-3 6-4 to keep his momentum going.

I’m happy to play at this level at this point in my career. As you know, I’m 35, not 25. My experience in these types of matches helps me deal with these events in the right way.Djokovic said.

This is Djokovic’s third consecutive crown, after those he won at Wimbledon and Tel Aviv, and the fourth of his season, he was cut short for refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19. He also triumphed in Rome over the same Tsitsipas.

Djokovic was unable to feature in the North American table this summer, including the US Open, so he fell back to No. 7 in the world after losing several ranking points.

My break has sharpened my hunger for titles. I couldn’t have asked for a better season replayHe continued Djokovic, who has not lost on the track since the end of May in the quarter-final match at Roland Garros against Rafael Nadal.

The former world number one also took advantage of the success in Astana to validate his ticket to the ATP Finals, which will take place from November 13-20 in Turin.

In Italy, he will try to win the sixth title in this tournament that brings together the best eight players of the season.

Bypassing a two-point elimination in the semi-final against Russian Daniil Medvedev, forced to give up one round all over after feeling pain in his adductor muscle, Djokovic didn’t have the same concerns against Tsitsipas.

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Djokovic was the sovereign on duty. He only lost seven points and maintained an amazing 87% success rate with his first serve.

In turn, the Serbian constantly put his opponent under pressure and offered himself two breaks, 3-3 in the first set and 2-2 in the second. This was enough to put down Tsitsipas, who was marred by several errors and alarmed Djokovic.

For the nine-time winner of the Australian Open, the coronation in Astana opens up great prospects three weeks before the Paris Masters and a month before the ATP Finals.

I am very excited to finish the season with the momentum of the last two weeks.Djokovic said.

Taylor Fritz wins in Tokyo

American Taylor Fritz defeated his compatriot Francis Tiafoe in straight sets 7-6 (7/3) and 7-6 (7/2) in the final of the Japan Open.

The win marked a perfect week for Fritz, who recently arrived in Tokyo from a seven-day quarantine in Seoul after testing positive for COVID-19.

This fourth title for Fritz, including three this season, will propel him into the world’s top ten for the first time in his career. It will reach eighth place. He’s America’s first Top 10 player in nearly five years.

Tiafoe entered the final after winning 13 games in a row, but Fritz dominated the match with his aggressive play.

The 24-year-old is the first US representative to win the Japan Open since 1996, Pete Sampras.

This is madness. I don’t think I realize yet how fast these past four or five days have gone by. It’s so crazy, I don’t think I could have written a better screenplay. »

Quote from Taylor Fritz

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