The former Croatian tennis player and current coach of Novak Djokovic, Goran Ivanišević, said tonight that Djokovic is the best tennis player in the history of tennis. beat Italian Yannick Sinner 2:0 (6:3, 6:3).
In the group stage of the tournament, Djokovic was defeated by Siner on Tuesday.
“It’s not easy when he loses a match. After the loss against Siner, we didn’t see him all day. Until Thursday, we didn’t know what was going to happen, we didn’t know if we were going home or if we were preparing warm-ups for his match against Hurkac. We waited and waited and finally found out that he will play”, said Ivanišević.
The Serbian tennis player reached his seventh title at the final tournament, setting a new record that he shares with Roger Federer to this day.
“Like any human being, he has to manage his internal conflicts.” It’s not easy, it’s not easy, it’s not easy. He is number one, he always wants more, he wants to improve all the time”, Ivanišević added.
Djokovic will begin his record 400th week at the top of the ATP rankings tomorrow. On the final ATP list for 2023, the Serbian tennis player will have 11,245 points, which is 2,390 more than the second-placed Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz.
“From the moment he came out to warm up for the semi-final match, I knew that he would win the title and that the real Novak would return,” Ivanišević concluded.