Novak Djokovic entered the ultimate of the Italian Open by defeating Casper Ruud in straight units. The Serbian will face Stefanos Tsitsipas within the ultimate of the event on Sunday, 15 May.
Nocvak Djokovic after his one thousandth win. (Courtesy: Reuters)
HIGHLIGHTSNovakl Djokovic grew to become the fifth individual within the Open Era to achieve one thousandth tour-level winRafael Nadal and Roger Federer are among the many 5 gamers to reached the markRoger Federer has probably the most variety of wins within the Open Era of Tennis
Current world primary Novak Djokovic stormed into the ultimate of the Italian Open defeating Norway’s Casper Ruud by straight units. Djokovic claimed his one thousandth win of his profession, to turn into solely the fifth individual within the open period to attain the feat.
Djokovic will face Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas within the ultimate, who beat his opponent Alexander Zverev in a 3 set battle. The Greek got here again robust from his loss within the first sport, to win the match 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.
Djokovic will face Stefanos Tsitsipas within the title conflict on Sunday, with the Serbian enjoying within the ultimate in Rome for the fourth straight time and twelfth general.
It will likely be a repeat of final 12 months’s French Open ultimate, which Djokovic gained after preventing again from two units down.
“Again, another final against him in one of the biggest tournaments we have in the world,” Djokovic instructed reporters.
“He’s definitely in form. I can expect a big battle, but I’m ready for it.”
The 34-year-old is just the fifth man within the Open Era to achieve the 1,000 wins milestone after Jimmy Connors, Roger Federer, Ivan Lendl and Rafa Nadal.
“I’ve seen Roger and Rafa celebrate those milestones in the last couple years. I was looking forward to get to that thousand myself,” Djokovic mentioned.
“It’s been a long time, ever since I played my first match, ever since I won my first match on the tour. Hopefully, I can keep going.”