It is the first day that the ATP Finals are held in Turin, the last event of the season and men’s tennis finals that will see the 8 best tennis players in the world on stage in this 2021. The day before the event, the 8 tennis players who will compete for the tournament ‘Maestro’ went around the city of Turin with the ‘host’ Matteo Berrettini who showed the beauties of the city to the seven traveling companions. During the video presented by the official website of the ATP, a curious exchange of words between the number one in the world Novak Djokovic and the young Greek talent Stefanos Tsitsipas did not go unnoticed. Speaking of the city of Turin, he stated that it was famous in particular for two things, both for truffles and for the historic Juventus club, famous in Italy and in Europe for its successes. In the course of the video, Nole smiled at the Greek talent, stating to be careful because there are so many Torino fans in the city. A curious curtain that intrigued and undoubtedly made grenade fans smile. On the other hand, Novak Djokovic has always been a great football fan, in Italy a sympathizer of Milan. The ATP Finals began today with the victory of the reigning champion Daniil Medvedev in comeback against the Polish Hurkacz. The long-awaited match between home idol Matteo Berrettini and number three in the world will soon take place while tomorrow is the big day for the debut of number one Novak Djokovic, who, in the afternoon, will face Norwegian Casper Ruud. In the evening instead the match between Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev.
Pella pays tribute to Novak Djokovic
Guido Pella believes Novak Djokovic is a superior player to Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, given how the Serb’s game is more “complete”. Pella also reckons that Djokovic’s mentality is a notch above that of his rivals. “He (Novak Djokovic) is better than Federer and Nadal,” Pella said while speaking on ESPN Show. “Overall, he is better. I am a fan of Federer, but his tennis is more complete … and has a superior head.” The World No. 75 also highlighted how Djokovic never settles for anything but the best, and that he always delivers on his claims. “He (Novak Djokovic) is the only player, that I remember, or one of the few athletes, he says he wants the pressure, that he is the bank,” Pella said. “He tells himself that he is going to be number one, that he has to be number one, and he is not interested in anything else. He is for the records. Besides, it is not that he sells smoke: he says it and he does it.”