In the last match of the ATP FInals group stage, Novak Djokovic faced Hubert Hurkacz, who replaced the injured Stefanos Tsitsipas. After the meeting, the Serb described the Pole in beautiful words. The 36-year-old also revealed whether he would support Jannik Sinner.
Hubert Hurkacz played his first and last match at the ATP Finals on Thursday. The Pole replaced the injured Stefanos Tsitsipas and faced Novak Djokovic. The Pole tried to beat the legendary tennis player. The first set was very even, but in the tie-break the Serb was definitely better. Although in the second game the Pole took the set from his rival, unfortunately he was unable to beat him.
Beautiful words from Novak Djokovic about Hubert Hurkacz
After the meeting, the Serb commented on the rivalry with Hubert Hurkacz. – “Hubi” is a very good guy and is very liked in the Tour. She has a great character and is a very nice person. I’m glad I got to play with him today, even though I love him as a person and less as a tennis player! He always manages to put me in a difficult situation with his serve. It’s really hard to answer that question, said the 36-year-old, quoted by tennisworldusa.com.
– We play here in Turin at almost 300 meters above sea level and if you serve well you have a huge advantage. He served incredibly well, but in the end I managed to win,” he added.
Novak Djokovic will not support Jannik Sinner. He has other plans
Novak Djokovic’s situation in the ATP Finals group is very difficult. Only the victory of his group rival Jannik Sinner from Italy against the Dane Holger Rune would allow the Serb to advance to the semi-finals of this tournament. The 36-year-old was asked after the match with Hubert Hurkacz whether the Italian would have an additional fan that evening.
– Honestly, no, the 36-year-old replied.
– My children are coming today, so I won’t watch the match. I will stay with my family. My work is done, let’s see what happens. I’ll think about it tomorrow in case I qualify for the semi-finals,” he concluded.