Novak Đoković spoke in the superlativeness of Roger Federer's rival after winning a start at the ATP finals season, answering to a no-nonsense question about the status of the Swiss on tournaments around the planet.
When he said what he was thinking about the claims of Zilijn Beneto, Novak could have relaxed and laughed when answering the question about the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo with his family on his match at the "O2 Arena".
"This evening I played in the colors of his club, I'm sure he liked to see it", said Novak, who did not have much trouble with János Izner in the 1st round of the Gustavo Kuerten group.
NO WOMAN ONLY ONE ANSWER ON ONE
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25-22 Roder Federer
16-2 Marin Čilić
15-2 Kei Nišikori
9-2 Džon Izner
7-1 Kevin Anderson
5-2 Dominik Tim
1-1 Aleksander Zverev
Djokovic, whose matches often appear to VIPs from public life, says he is always seeing such a star near the tennis court.
"It's good for our sport when such an icon comes to look at tennis, it also came to the matches in Madrid, looked at Federer and Raf, I know she loves tennis and it's a nice", added Novak, who will be meeting with the Alexander Zverevo in the second round of the organizers by the 15th hour.
And Djokovic and Zverev in the Duel in Pobeda mean that the placement in the semifinals comes with a score of 1-0, with Tim that ours has a slightly better gem-quotient from the victory over Izner (6: 4, 6: 3) than Zverev from the hard-won triumph over Marino Čilić (7: 6, 7: 6).
In the evening, Izner and Čilić will meet in the 21st hour, and the 3 rd rounds will be played on Friday.
Novak against the other seven players of the former Masters Cup has Skor 77-32 and does not lead in the match against Zverev, with 1-1.
The young Nemac of Russia was better at 6: 4, 6: 3 at the Masters final in Rome in 2017, during a career as well as a chronic lousy injury, after which he recovered Novak under the leadership of Marjana Vajde, declaring the younger of the Zverev brothers in the semifinals Masters in Shanghai before the Middle Ages. It was 6: 2, 6: 1.
START SEASON ON THE STAR MEST
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In the meantime, the tennis player who returned to Marjan Vajda on the Mesto coach in no more than five months returned from 22nd to 1st place ATP List (Kvins – final, Vimbldon – title, Toronto – Osmina, Sinsinati – title, US open – title, Shanghai – title, Paris – final), announced that the 2019 season will begin in Doha.
The ATP final placement at the final season is rewarded with 180,000 euros, as well as each Pobeda in a group where four contestants are fighting for two places in the semifinals. The finals in the finals are rewarded with an additional 550,000 euros, while the winner will receive another 1,690,000 euros. In all, the bonus for title won without defeat in the group, for a maximum of 2.410.000 euros and 1.500 ATP points.
Novak started the season in this 250 Series Series, which was set up in the first January of January, and until the end of this year, due to insufficient injury to Lakta, he scored 12-1 with the victory over Rafael Nadal in the 2016 final Endio Marey in 2017.
In the quarter-finals of 2015, the Belgian won Ivo Karlovic, one of two active tennis players who played against Djokovic at least twice and scored Better Skor.
After Dohe (December 31st – January 5th), Novak will return to training and sparing matches by formatting his form for January 15th and starting his first heavy season, Australian Open. Novak is two of the six titles in Melbourne won after the "heat" in Doha.
In the seasons he was getting healthy and ready, the 31-year-old Serb mostly after the Australian halt made a break to the first Masters of the year, Indians Wallace and Majamija. While it was happening in the meantime, he appeared at the 500 Series tournament in Dubai.
Then, during the "slum season" in April and May, he performed only at the Masters in Monte Carlo, Madrid and Rome, or at the other gren slemu, Rolan Garos. Last season, for instance, he signed up for the 500 Series at Barzano, trying to overcome the crisis and raise his form before Paris, but it would be a surprise if he would conquer 14 trophies and this season "scatters" Barselon between Monte Carlo and Madrid.
By the end of Rolan Garos and the beginning of "grass season", The Novak will have the chance to win a Big Number of Points for the ATP list and to a significant extent increase the advantage over the first players.
The 250 Series Tournament in Doha This year, a prize pool of $ 1,386,655 was awarded, and the 218,180 premium paid off Gael Monfis's victory over Andrei Rubljic in the final – 6: 2, 6: 3.