Also this Sunday evening, Novak Djokovic was the strongest. In the final of the Torino Masters, the Serbian won with authority over Casper Ruud after two sets and 1h32 of play (7-5, 6-3). Authoritative in his serve, the former world number one entered tennis history a little further 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 a great way for the latest Wimbledon winner to wrap up the calendar year on a high note. One thing is certain: in 2023 we will need to count more than ever on Djoker’s presence at the top of world tennis.
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Arms raised in Turin after yet another ace scored in this Masters final, Novak Djokovic can savor his success. In front of him, Casper Ruud was not unworthy, but the gap was too big for the Scandinavian to hope to win the masters tournament. Undefeated throughout this week after being a finalist at Bercy, Djokovic has shown that his lackluster year for reasons related to his failure to get vaccinated against Covid-19 was just an impression. Sportingly, the native of Belgrade has crushed the competition to win a well-deserved title.
From the start of the match, Djoko had shown his determination to dominate his opponent. In his first confrontation, Ruud had to save two break points to avoid starting the match in the worst way. At 4-3 against him, the Norwegian canceled a third break point. Then at 6-5, 15-40, the finalist of the last Roland Garros ended up cracking under the beatings of his opponent conceding the first set in 52 minutes (7-5). Taking advantage of Ruud’s failure on the second ball (only 38% of points won in this area against… 75% of the Serbian), Djokovic put his hand on the Turin trophy.
In a hall of the Pala Alpitour won above all for the cause of Djoker, Ruud did not deserve. Combative and conquering at times, the finalist of the last US Open however suffered too much from Djokovic’s game science in almost perfect harmony with the midfield lines. Outcome of the races: Djokovic quickly broke his opponent to take a 3-1 lead and rushed to the final victory. Absolutely untouchable on serve, Djoko didn’t defend any break points throughout the game. Slowly but surely, Ruud decided to recover only the crumbs of his opponent’s success (6-3). In Piedmont, Djoko rules.
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