This Sunday evening again, Novak Djokovic was the strongest. In the final of the Turin Masters, the Serb won with authority against Casper Ruud after two sets and 1h32 of play (7-5, 6-3). Authoritative on his service, the former world number one entered the history of tennis a little more by winning the sixth Masters of his career, equaling Roger Federer’s record.
At 35, Djoko also becomes the oldest champion in the history of the competition. This is an excellent way for the last winner of Wimbledon to end the calendar year well. One thing is certain: in 2023, it will be necessary more than ever to count on the presence of Djoker at the top of world tennis.
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Djokovic crushed the competition
Arms raised to the sky of Turin after yet another ace made in this Masters final, Novak Djokovic can savor his success. Facing him, Casper Ruud was not unworthy, but the gap was far too big for the Scandinavian to hope to win the masters tournament. Remained undefeated throughout this week after a finalist status at Bercy, Djokovic proved that his lackluster year for reasons related to his non-vaccination against Covid-19 was just an impression. Sportingly, the native of Belgrade crushed the competition to win a deserved title.
From the start of the game, Djoko had shown his determination to dominate his opponent. On his first face-off, Ruud had to save two break points to avoid starting the game in the worst possible way. At 4-3 against him, the Norwegian erased a third break point. Then at 6-5, 15-40, the finalist of the last Roland Garros ended up cracking under the battering of his opponent to concede the first set in 52 minutes (7-5). Taking advantage of Ruud’s failure in the second ball (only 38% of points won in this area against … 75% for the Serb), Djokovic put a first hand on the Turin trophy.
In a room of the Pala Alpitour mainly won over to the cause of Djoker, Ruud did not deserve. Combative and sometimes conquering, the finalist of the last US Open has however suffered too much from a science of the game of Djokovic in almost perfect harmony with the lines of the center court. Result of the races: Djokovic quickly broke his opponent to lead 3-1 and rush to the final victory. Absolutely untouchable on his serve, Djoko did not defend any break point throughout the game. Slowly but surely, Ruud made up his mind to only recover the crumbs of his opponent’s success (6-3). In Piedmont, Djoko is the boss.
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