ATP Live Rankings: Novak Djokovic reclaimed the top spot in the Pepperstone ATP Live Rankings on Friday. With a 7-5, 7-6(1) victory over Felix Auger-Aliassime on Monday. He secured his 370th week at the top of men’s tennis. Also, the Serbian rebounded and won spectacularly after failing to serve out both sets at 5-3.
“It was high-level tennis,” Djokovic said after the match. “He requested that I raise my game, and I had to do so consistently. Also, I believed I could have finished the task sooner. But I give him credit for persevering. Tonight’s atmosphere was also amazing.”
After defeating the ninth seed in their first ATP Head2Head encounter. Over the finals weekend at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome. Djokovic is still focused on important achievements. On Saturday, the Serbian will face Casper Ruud in the semi-finals for his 1,000th tour-level win. If he advances to the final, the Belgrade native will attempt to break the previous record. They extended their 38th ATP Masters 1000 title on Sunday, one week before his 35th birthday.
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He has docked 600 points at the start of this week for finishing second in the Italian capital last year. In the Pepperstone ATP Live Rankings, Djokovic has dropped to No. 2 behind Daniil Medvedev. Djokovic has also recaptured the top rank after earning 360 points for reaching the semi-finals. Djokovic’s quarter-final victory was everything but conventional. Despite each stanza’s mid-set break. He and Auger-Aliassime showed off their shotmaking and movement in equal measure throughout the game. They were also dragging each other around the room at severe angles. And with well-timed drop shots up to the net. The action-packed encounter was summed up by two points in the Canadian’s final serve game. Auger-Aliassime tracked down a drop volley for an unlikely sliding triumph. With his frontcourt forehand flick, Djokovic also lifted the bar.
Novak Djokovic had already hit two vital points on Centre Court with hotshots. Djokovic hit a cross-court forehand winner on set point in the first set. After breaking the Canadians’ tough resistance, they let out a yell. At 3-2 in the second, on his fourth breakpoint of a long return game. He launched a teasing topspin just beyond the reach of Auger-Aliassime, who was leaping. It’s for his third match-winning break.
In both sets, the 21-year-old fought back with great passion. Also, he broke back to prevent Djokovic’s attempt to serve it out in the first set. Then, after going behind 2-4 in the second, he created two breakpoints. Auger-Aliassime broke in his next return game to extend the match after saving a match point on service. But in a one-sided tie-break, he couldn’t equal the World No. 1’s impregnable level.
“I’m familiar with Felix. Djokovic remarked of his deserving opponent, “He’s been around the top of the men’s game for quite a few years.” “Honestly, he has a lethal serve.” With the service, he’s hitting his areas in the box well. It was pretty tricky for me to return. He’s also moving well and producing well. Also, he’s an excellent, well-rounded player.
Djokovic dominated the Balance of Power and Conversion & Steal metrics in the match. He hit 27 percent of his shots from attacking positions, up from his previous tournament average of 19 percent. Moreover, he converted 78 percent of the points. Also, he gained an attacking advantage. At the same time, he was stealing 34 percent of points from the defense.
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