The ATP Finals in Turin 2021 start with a wide favorite to lift the title. After his participation in the Masters 1000 in Paris-Bercy, Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic cleared up any doubts that there was about his form at the end of the season. The current world number one assured that he “reached a great level at this stage of the season. I have not played as many games as in previous years. It is true that I have played in the best tournaments on the circuit, especially in the Grand Slams, which have been very demanding, especially in the mental aspect, due to the fact that this year I had many objectives to meet. After what happened at the US Open I needed to take a little breather and be prepared for a season finale that will undoubtedly be very strong with this tournament and the Davis Cup. It is also a help for me that I have started the indoor tour with the Paris-Bercy title and playing at a good level,” he added in statements taken up by‘ Point of Break’. “Nole” is very optimistic about the feelings with which he arrives at the “Masters Tournament” this year: “It has always been a contest that I have been good at, winning it even three times in a row, but since 2015 I have not been able to. Perhaps one of the keys has been that I have arrived at this stage of the season somewhat tired in the physical aspect. You don’t have enough gas left in your tank to be able to play 100% in each of the games. Possibly my rivals arrive fresher and with nothing to lose, making them very motivated for the title fight.”
Wilander opens up on Novak Djokovic
Mats Wilander recently emphasized that he is not a big fan of Novak Djokovic and Daniil Medvedev getting friendlier to the point of practicing with each other regularly. Speaking to Eurosport, Mats Wilander sounded skeptical about the growing friendship between Djokovic and Medvedev. “I am not sure I necessarily like that Novak and Daniill are hanging out and practicing together,” said the Swede. Wilander said that he would like to see more “fireworks” between the two, given how some of their biggest matches lacked the sense of them being rivals. “I like to see a little more fireworks between them because there were no fireworks at the US Open in the finals, there were no fireworks in Melbourne in the [Australian] Open final,” Wilander added.