Former World No. 1 tennis star Novak Djokovic started the journey of ATP World Tour Finals 2019 on a winning note as he thrashed the talented player Matteo Berrettini of Italy by 6-2, 6-1 verdict in the campaign opener on Sunday. The Serbian veteran grabbed the successful victory against Italian opponent in just 64 minutes of action. However, he gave Berrettini a little bit of chance to steal the win during the entertaining battle but World No. 8 failed to do so. As a result, Novak Djokovic made his way to the second round of the prestigious tournament.
After winning the match the Serbian legend Novak Djokovic expressed his feelings for Matteo Berrettini during the game by saying, “everyone is different. Throughout my career, I always intended and always tried to perfect my game and, you know, in the midst of a battle and heat of the moment, sometimes you just get frustrated with certain things regardless of the results”.
With this comprehensive win, Djokovic is now just 440 points behind Rafael Nadal in the race to become World No. 1. The strong Spaniard Nadal edged past the tennis great Djokovic to become number one earlier in the last ATP rankings. But if Djokovic will go with this same winning momentum he will surely regain his top-ranked position very soon.
Next up for the experienced Serb is Dominic Thiem of Austria who beat World No. 3 tennis star Roger Federer in the enthralling opener of ATP Finals 2019. Thiem took 100 minutes to topple Swiss veteran Federer by 7-5, 7-5 scoreline in the nail-biting battle. It will be interesting to see whether Novak Djokovic will be able to outclass the talented player Thiem or the strong opponent turn the tables around.
Earlier in this month, the second-ranked player in tennis Novak Djokovic won the prestigious title of Paris Masters 2019 after defeating Canadian star Denis Shapovalov in the nerve-wracking finals. The world-class Serbian legend Djokovic thrashed the World No. 15 superstar Shapovalov with a comfortable margin of 6-3, 6-4 in a game lasted for just over an hour. With this comfortable win, Djokovic clinched his 34th Masters 1000 title and the fifth one in the Paris Masters tournament.