Djokovic Hoping To Rely On Experience In Final Clash At ATP Finals

Djokovic Hoping To Rely On Experience In Final Clash At ATP Finals

by Erik Virostko

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Novak Djokovic will take on Jannik Sinner in the 2023 ATP Finals final, and he's hoping to rely on his experience.

The Serbian won the ATP Finals six times before, and on Sunday evening, he hopes to add his record-breaking seventh title, surpassing Roger Federer who also has six crowns from the year-end ATP tournament.

Djokovic bested Carlos Alcaraz without any major difficulties in the semifinal, while Sinner overcame Daniil Medvedev. Now, the two will meet in the final, in a rematch of their round-robin match, and according to the Serbian, it's going to be a special match because they met at the tournament before.

"It does add. I think it also serves as a great preparation tool, I guess, analyzing that match that we played few nights ago, understanding what needs to be done better in order to win from my side. He has been the best player of the tournament so far."

He praised Sinner, who will be hoping to feed of the home energy to win the biggest title of his career, as he's yet to lose a match at the 2023 ATP Finals in Turin.

"Won four out of four matches and played some great tennis. Obviously riding on the big wave of support of his Italian crowd here. Tomorrow is the finals. He's going for his first trophy. I'm going for my seventh in the year-end World Tour Finals."

But Djokovic has experience with playing big matches, much more than his opponent, and that's something that he wants to rely on in the final match. According to the 36-year-old, he has the experience while his opponent has the crowd behind him.

"I've been in these situations before. Hopefully experience can help a bit. But I don't think it's going to prevail because he's been playing well, he's going to have crowd on his side."


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