Djokovic wins Dubai Tennis Championship
Novak Djokovic is back in the news after winning the Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships. This followed after he defeated Gael Monfils during the semifinals, indicating that the former champ had returned to his previous greatness. It was once again proven after beating Stefanos Tsitsipas during the finals with 6-3 and 6-4 sets. This marks Novak’s second title this season.
When it applies to his battle with Gael Monfils, it was an unexpected victory that saw bookies shocked with the results. Novak Djokovic was anticipated to lose the semifinals but ended up experiencing tripe-match winning points. The 1st match was at 3-6, then 2nd at 7-6 and the 3rd at 6-1. Sporting analysts mentioned how he competed flawlessly and showed similar form during the finals, enabling Novak Djokovic to acquire a 79th ATP Title. This allows Novak to stand at the number one tennis player in the world.
Djokovic stated publicly: “Yesterday I was one shot away from losing the match, and it could’ve easily happened that I wasn’t here fighting for the trophy today. But this is a sport, and things can turn around very quickly, and I’m thankful for this opportunity. I appreciate this moment. It’s a big win for me.”
When it applies to the finals, Stefanos was the leading contender during the beginning of this series. Novak fought off the formidable display of talent shown by Stefanos, eventually breaking through his defence after what seemed like countless serves. This changed when Novak performed a crosscourt background, enabling him to acquire a lead at 5-3.
The second match in the finals became more complicated with Stefanos coming back against Novak’s lead, showing strike after strike without any break. Within an hour it forced Djokovic to backdown until the 3rd match, where he’d be victorious with a two-over three-match win. This means that after eight games, the almighty Stefanos Tsitsipas will have lost his winning streak. Taking this victory means that Novak Djokovic has taken Dubai five times, with the last time being 2013. He’s three shy from defeating the record holder of Roger Federer.