We know what will happen with Novak Djokovic’s further play in the ATP Finals. Everything depended on Jannik Sinner

We know what will happen with Novak Djokovic's further play in the ATP Finals.  Everything depended on Jannik Sinner

The situation has clarified in Hubert Hurkacz’s group at the ATP Finals and it is already known who advanced to the semi-finals. Novak Djokovic was not sure of the qualification until the end, and after winning against the Pole he had to count on a favorable result of the Sinner-Rune match.

Novak Djokovic was the best tennis player this season. Nevertheless, during the ATP Finals tournament, the 36-year-old had a lot of problems. In his first match, he won against Holger Rune 2:1, and in the next match he quite unexpectedly lost to Jannik Sinner 1:2.

Novak Djokovic didn’t seem to care that he might not advance

Whether he would be able to advance to the semi-finals of this tournament largely depended on Hubert Hurkacz, who replaced the injured Stefanos Tsitsipas. The Pole caused some blood to his more experienced rival. The first set was very even, but Novak Djokovic showed class in the tie-break. Although in the second game the Pole took the set from his rival, unfortunately he was unable to beat him in the decisive one. Despite this victory, the Serb was not sure whether he would get out of the group.

Everything depended on Jannik Sinner, who had to win against Holger Rune for the first racket in the world to get out of this group. After yesterday’s clash with Hurkacz, Djokovic was asked whether the Italian would have an additional fan. He honestly replied that no, because he did not intend to watch this meeting.

– 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 said.

Jannik Sinner played under Novak Djokovic.

And in fact, the 36-year-old managed to advance to the semi-finals of the ATP Finals. Jannik Sinner defeated Holger Rune 6:2, 5:7, 6:4, thus guaranteeing first place in the group. The Italian triumphed in all three matches, so his rival will be the player who will take second place in the opposite group.

On Friday, November 17, Carlos Alcaraz will face Daniil Medvedev, and Andrei Rublev will face Alexander Zverev. Medvedev is currently in first place in the group, having won both matches. Zverev is second with one point. Alcaraz also has one point and is in third place.

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