‘It definitely helps Novak Djokovic out a little bit’, says ATP star

Thanks to the fantastic week spent in Paris, Novak Djokovic has signed yet another record of his career and will close the year at the top of the ATP ranking for the seventh time. The Serbian champion played in the Masters 1000 in Paris-Bercy after the final lost at the US Open and surprised everyone in the last act of the French event. Djokovic has in fact completely changed tactics against Daniil Medvedev and played a very aggressive tennis full of winners and shots at the net. The Belgrade, together with the Russian, will be one of the big favorites at the ATP Finals in Turin, where he will face Casper Ruud on his debut.

John Isner opens up on Djokovic

John Isner recently analyzed the serves of several top players, including Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev. Isner believes Djokovic is serving better than “he ever has” before, and credited Goran Ivanisevic’s input for the Serb’s improvement. “He’s (Novak Djokovic) actually someone who’s definitely improved his serve as his career has gone on,” said Isner. “He’s also someone who got to World No. 1 and is always trying to get better. In the case of the past few years, he’s tried to improve his serve. Hiring Goran Ivanisevic is a big part of that. He has improved his serve. We saw at the Australian Open him holding serve with relative ease right throughout that tournament. Of course, when you hold serve like that and everything else in your game is the best in the world, you’re going to win a lot of matches,” Isner added. “His serve has certainly improved. He’s probably serving better now than he ever has. He has a lot more confidence to go for big second serves and he’s winning a lot more free points on his serve. Not that he really needs to,” the American continued. “But he does play a lot of gruelling rallies, so occasionally gets a free point here or there. It definitely helps him out a little bit.” Despite losing the US Open final this year, Novak received love from the fans like never before. And now, when he claimed the Paris Masters title, his father Srdjan couldn’t hold back his emotions. “I am as enthusiastic as the vast majority of people in the world,” Srdjan said in a statement. “The whole libertarian world is looking forward to the victory of our Novak, a boy who came from this nation. He is the best tennis player and athlete ever!”

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