Novak Djokovic: ‘It is fairly spectacular’


Novak Djokovic had his double 13-fight win streak snapped by Holger Rune in Sunday’s Rolex Paris Masters last. Nonetheless, he leaves the ATP Masters 1000 occasion stuffed with confidence forward of the Nitto ATP Finals. The Serb had recorded 13 wins in a row each total and at Bercy, the place he received the 2019 and 2021 titles.

Djokovic gave Rune full credit score for the upset victory, offering a glowing evaluation of each the Dane’s stage and his personal. “After all I’m disillusioned with immediately’s loss, however I used to be very shut. It was only a few factors that determined a winner”, he mirrored.

“However the stage of tennis I’m taking part in is excessive and I like my possibilities [in Turin]. After all, each match is sort of a last there. There are not any straightforward video games.” Whereas the Serb lamented his missed possibilities within the last, the place he was looking for a record-extending seventh Paris title, he spent extra time discussing the excellence of his 19-year-old opponent.

“He stayed calm mentally as properly till the final shot,” Djokovic stated of Rune. “For somebody who’s so younger to indicate this composure and maturity in an enormous match like that is very spectacular. He is had the week of his life, I imply, successful in opposition to 5 Prime 10 gamers…that is fairly spectacular”.

Now poised to interrupt into the Prime 10, Rune will be part of his teammate Carlos Alcaraz, 19 and at No.1 on this planet, in that elite group. Djokovic, who has confronted each gamers this season, shared his viewpoint on his video games. “They’re comparable in bodily phrases,” he stated.

“I feel they’re each actually match. They practice very laborious. They’re very devoted guys. They each defend extraordinarily properly. Rune has a greater backhand. Alcaraz has a greater forehand. However they’re each bettering these pictures which can be possibly inferior to possibly different pictures.”

Nole misplaced the ultimate in Bercy

Novak Djokovic heaped reward on World No. 1 Carlos Alcaraz and Holger Rune, calling each youngsters “full gamers” for his or her age. “Rune has higher backhand. Alcaraz has higher forehand.

However they’re each bettering on these pictures that possibly are inferior to possibly different shot. However they, you already know, once I say, you already know, is “not nearly as good,” that means it is not big distinction. I imply, they’ve nice pictures.

I imply, nice forehand from Rune or nice backhand from Alcaraz,” Novak Djokovic stated. “They’re very full gamers for 19-year-olds. It is fairly spectacular. Additionally their vitality on the court docket, simply wanting, motivating themselves and eager to do properly and staying mentally current, it is spectacular,” he added.