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Tennis: Djokovic celebrates 1,000 wins with tickets to final at Rome Masters

2022-05-14 20:56:36 Novak Djokovic celebrates his 1,000th win with cake Novak Djokovic reached his thousandth victory at the ATP and…

By admin , in news , at May 15, 2022

2022-05-14 20:56:36
Novak Djokovic celebrates his 1,000th victory with a cake.Novak Djokovic celebrates his 1,000th win with cake

Novak Djokovic reached his thousandth victory at the ATP and did so to qualify for the final of the Masters 1000 in Rome, where he would dispute the title against Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Top favorite “Noelle” defeated Casper Roode 6-4, 6-3 to win the title at Foro Italico and become the fifth player to reach a thousand wins, a historic feat.

American Jimmy Connors (1,274), Swiss Roger Federer (1,251), Czech Ivan Lendl (1,068) and Spanish Rafael Nadal (1,051) are ranked ahead of Djokovic with the most wins in the ATP open era.

A quick start was the world number one, who wanted to resolve the match quickly and reach another final in his career, as he grabbed two breaks of serve and went 3–0, an advantage. Which he raised to 5-1 and taking advantage seemed just right.

But Casper Roode reacted, breaking for 5-3 and coming even closer with his serve, though Djokovic avoided any surprises and was sentenced to the first set to take advantage with his serve.

It seemed that Djokovic gave everything in the first minutes of the match and Roode wanted to take advantage of this, who sometimes looked better on the court and foresaw a tough match for the best tennis player in the world.

The favorites tied 3–3 after leaving the Norwegian to love in the sixth game, spurring that he took a head advantage in the next game to break Rood’s serve and win at 1:42 hours, making it to the final again. reached in.

This will be Djokovic’s 12th final at the Rome Masters 1000, where he will be looking to claim his sixth title. If he wins on Sunday, it will be his 38th Masters title.

His opponent in the hunt for the crown will be fourth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas, who after two hours and 28 minutes of play came from behind to win over third seed Alexander Zverev, 4-6, 6-3, 6-3. ,