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  1. Voo de Mar says:
    Points won by each set: | 30-17, 42-31 |
    Points won directly behind the serve:
    52 % Djokovic – 24 of 46
    25 % Sinner – 19 of 74

    Their match at the ’round robin’ stage was great, Sinner won it after more than three hours (six points away from defeat), but I didn’t expect repeating a similar tightness, Djokovic [1] simply raises his level in the finals. He was totally dedicated as a receiver from the beginning, amazingly focused on accuracy of his first serves. The opener was quite typical for a ‘6-3’ score indoors. Just one break which occurred as the Serb led 2:1 (he trailed 15/40 when lobbed his opponent). In the 2nd set Sinner [4] gave his all to make it more competitive, he held at 0:2 after 3 deuces and at 2:4 after 8 deuces. Trailing 2:3 he had a double break point and led 30/0 at 3:4 when missed his FH return off Djokovic’s conservative second serve. Facing a match point he committed his lone double fault risking his second serve. Djokovic has overcome Federer in yet another record (the most “Masters” titles, it was his 7th #). “When they play me, I want them to feel that it’s going to require the best tennis from them in order to win against me,” said the greatest player in history about his much younger opponents. “That’s what I want my opponents to feel, no doubt, because that helps mentally coming into the match. I think the more I win on the biggest stage, the more this kind of aura grows, and I’m glad for it, no doubt. Of course, that’s not going to win you the match, but it might give you the little percentage, the little edge.” Today he begins his week no. 400 as the best player in the world…

    Djokovic’s route to his 98th title:
    rr Holger Rune 7-6(4), 6-7(1), 6-3
    rr Jannik Sinner 5-7, 7-6(5), 6-7(2)
    rr (alt.)Hubert Hurkacz 7-6(1), 4-6, 6-1
    S Carlos Alcaraz 6-3, 6-2
    W Jannik Sinner 6-3, 6-3

    Serve & volley: Djokovic 0, Sinner 0/4

    Djokovic was five points from being eliminated as Rune had a mini-match point at 4:3 in the 3rd set against Sinner in the last match of their group, Sinner prevailed 6-2, 5-7, 6-4.

  2. Voo de Mar says:
    # The most titles at “Masters:

    7 – Djokovic (Shanghai 2008, London 2012-16, Turin 2022-23)
    6 – Federer (Houston 2003-04, Shanghai 2006-07, London 2010-11)
    5 – Sampras (Frankfurt 1991, 93-94, 97 & 99), Lendl (New York 1981-82, 1985-87)

    No. 1 in the end of the season:

    8 – Djokovic (2011-12, 14-15, 18, 20-21, 23)
    6 – Sampras (1993-99)
    5 – Federer (2004-07, 2009), Nadal (2008, 10, 13, 17, 19)

    Most weeks as No. 1:

    400 – Djokovic, 310 – Federer, 286 – Sampras, 270 – Lendl, 268 – Connors, 209 – Nadal

    The Serb, as the man who is hungry to beat all possible records including his owns, said about the upcoming year:
    “Let’s see. I have always the highest ambitions and goals. That’s not going to be different for the next year, that’s for sure. The drive that I have is still there. My body has been serving me well, listening to me well. I have a great team of people around me. Motivation, especially for the biggest tournaments in sport, is still present. It still inspires me to keep going. In the end of the day, people see you performing in the big tournaments, but they don’t see all the weeks and months of dedicated day-to-day, week-to-week work, trying to build your form so that you can peak where you want to peak. For me, obviously those are Grand Slams and the [Nitto ATP] Finals, and next year hopefully also the Olympic Games. The mindset is the same. I’ll keep going. I don’t know whether I’m going to have as good of a year next year, but I’m going to keep this freshness of mind and in a way motivation to do that.”

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