Novak Djokovic has started the Champions Tournament with clear success and is now preparing for the duel with Andrey Rublev.
The Serb won in two sets in front of the Norwegian Casper Ruud, score 7-6 (4), 6-2. Novak will meet the Russian Rublev in the next match, who produced the surprise and passed Stefanos Tsitsipas: 6-4, 6-4.
The best eight players of the season participate in the Champions Tournament, and they are: Novak Djokovic (Serbia, 1 ATP), Daniil Medvedev (Russia, 2 ATP), Alexander Zverev (Germany, 4 ATP), Stefanos Tsitsipas (Greece, 3 ATP) ), Andrey Rublev (Russia, 6 ATP), Matteo Berrettini (Italy, 7 ATP), Hubert Hurkacz (Poland, 10 ATP) and Casper Ruud (Norway, 8 ATP). The last two qualified for the first time at the Champions Tournament, a competition that moved this year from London (UK) to Turin (Italy).
Novak Djokovic, debut with victory at the Champions Tournament
Being for the first time at the Champions Tournament, Ruud put some problems to Djokovic in the first set, after starting the match with a break.
Nole had the chance to win the first set 6-4, but reached the tie-break, where he was better: 7-4.
Ruud didn’t count in the second set, which he lost 2-6, so Djokovic got the victory after an hour and 33 minutes.
The Serbian champion reached 39 victories in the Champions Tournament and equaled the legendary Lendl. However, Novak is far behind the Swiss Federer, who ticked 59 successes in the most important competition of the year.
Nole can approach the Champions Tournament without pressure, since he is sure to end a new year in first place in the ATP rankings.
Source: Prosport by www.prosport.ro.
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