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Djokovic set to play in the ATP Finals
Jul 15, 2021, 4:50:00 AM

Djokovic set to play in the ATP Finals

Novak Djokovic is now set to play in the ATP Finals after his huge win in Wimbledon. The world no. 1 has his eyes on the prize and wants to make the most of his run in 2021. The Serbian star is keen to keep on winning games and bring out the best in him to the ATP Finals again.

Novak hopes to close out his 2021 run with a win at the ATP Finals in Turin. If he ever wins, the Serb will now own his sixth title in the contest. The star has clinched his first eight spots for this year’s finale, which is set to be held from November 14 to 21.

This marked the 14th time that Novak will play in the contest after he won his sixth Wimbledon crown. He joined Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal as the only players to have ever won a total of 20 Grand Slam titles.

The star made his childhood dream come true. He is now level with his two rivals. He has been chasing glory since he won his first major crown at the 2008 Australian Open. He beat Matteo Berrettini in four sets, 6-7(4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 to steal the win at Wimbledon this year.

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‘It was more than a battle’, said the world no. 1. ‘Winning Wimbledon was always the biggest dream of mine as a child. I know how special this is and I don’t want to take this for granted. I was a seven year old boy in Serbia, constructing a Wimbledon tennis trophy with improvised materials in my bedroom and now I am standing here with six titles. It's incredible’.

Novak paid tribute to both Rafa and Roger as the legends of the sport. He has been inspired by the two stars and they are a huge reason why the Serb is the star he is today.

Only four men in the history of the sport have ever made it to New York City (for the US Open) with the season’s three majors in their bags. Novak is on the verge of winning all four Grand Slam titles in a single season, and this is a huge run for the star.

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Words: Paul Daniel Flores

Image: PA