The world number 1 won his seventh Masters against Jannik Sinner.
“It’s not easy, not easy, not easy“, repeated Goran Ivanisevic, Novak Djokovic’s coach crowned at the Masters on Sundayrevealing that the Serbian had not given any sign of life for a day, following his group match defeat against Jannik Sinner on Tuesday.
“He is the best player in the history of tennis“, ured the Croatian, after the seventh victory of “Djoko» at the ATP Masters, new record. “But it’s not easy when he loses a match. (After his defeat against Sinner on Tuesday evening), we didn’t see him all day on Wednesday», Explained the former world No.2. “Until Thursday, we didn’t know what was going to happen, we didn’t know if we were going to go home or if we had to prepare the warm-up for his match against (Polish Hubert) Hurkacz. We waited and waited and finally found out he was going to play», continued the 2001 Wimbledon winner who has been training Djokovic since June 2019.
“He wants to improve all the time”
“Like any human being, he must manage his inner conflicts (….) It’s not easy, not easy, not easy. He’s number 1, he always wants more, he always wants to improve“, he added. Ivanisevic, however, never doubted the outcome of this tournament: “From the moment he played in the semi-finals, I knew he was going to win the title and that the real Novak would make his return.“.
The 36-year-old Serbian easily dominated Carlos Alcaraz in the semi-final 6-3, 6-2 and was just as authoritarian to dismiss Sinner 6-3, 6-3 in the final, two players who are for Ivanisevic.the future of tennis“. “Sinner catches up with Alcarazhe showed that he is capable of winning a Grand Slam title next year, he is not afraid of anyone“, he concluded.