Despite the defeat against Khachanov in the final of Paris-Bercy, the Serbian tennis player certifies a course incredible, and returns, after two years, the number one
Khachanov breaks down to Djokovic and won his first Masters 1000
When he ceded two years ago, precisely in Paris-Bercy, in front of the push of Andy Murray, the first place in the rankings, Novak Djokovic could not imagine that he would have a long journey until you return to the most high, where looks from today despite his surprising defeat in the final of the tournament indoor of the French capital before Karen Khachanov, who he beat 7-5, 6-4 to win his first Masters 1000.
At this time, Nole came to consider abandoning the tennis. Gone was a period of sweeping, in which he dominated the game like no one else has done. In 2015 he won three of the big four and fell in the Roland Garros final to Wawrinka. Broke the record of points in the list of the ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals). A year later he came back to beat in Melbourne and won their first title on the earth of Paris, becoming the eighth player capable of winning the four Grand Slam tournaments. Wawrinka stopped him again, this time in the final of the U.s. Open.
The loss of the number 1 and the final of the Masters Cup, also against Murray, was ahead of his coach, Boris Becker, next to that he had worked with remarkable success for three seasons. But alarms began to flare up in the beginning of 2017, with a defeat to Denis Istomin in the second round of the Australian Open. Sated on success, yielded the leadership to Murray and he saw how renacían Federer and Nadal, the two men who had taken the best of the loot. The collapse of Murray, a victim of the problems of hip that still has not passed, opened the struggle for the skies of the ATP Nadal and Federer, who initiated a regime of alternation. Suddenly, after disregarding the issue of hierarchy, both took advantage of the vacuum to re-look palm in the heights of this sport.
Until 25 June, when Nadal recovered after the swiss lost the final of Halle, the number 1 changed hands on four occasions. Still convalescing, without play, the left-hander climbed to the attic on the 2nd of April, after the hasty defeat of Federer in Miami. This profitable stumbling Nadal against Thiem in the quarterfinals of Madrid to return to the place most desired. The spaniard won in Rome, with the added bonus of another walk on the top. With his win in Stuttgart, Federer would enjoy the that is until now its last week as number 1.
Away from the court for six months from your withdrawal before Berdych in the quarters of Wimbledon in 2017 due to an injury to the right elbow, Djokovic was out of focus. He finished the season 12th, for the first time outside the top ten since its emergence in the elite circuit in 2007. It was revealed inefficient decision gimmicky to hire Andre Agassi as a coach weeks after you dispense with all its technical team, with Marian Vajda to the head, on the eve of the tournament of Monte carlo.
The return to the tracks in 2018, after undergoing a conservative treatment of the elbow, damaged, yielded disappointing results. Defeated in the second round of the Australian Open by Hyeon Chung, chose to have surgery on the 2nd of February. He returned to the north american tour of hard court. Taro Daniel fired home in Indian Wells and Benoit Paire did the same in Miami. It was this second defeat that led to meditate upon his retirement, as he confessed recently in an interview, something that he had already revealed in the summer, the former Italian player Filippo Volandri. Happily for tennis, was granted a new opportunity. Amended wrong decisions, and before Monte carlo he rescued Vajda, his great supporter from the very beginning. Not weighed the bad results on clay, with a defeat in the quarterfinals of Roland Garros before Framework Cechinatto after the good indications in Rome, where he lost the final against Nadal.
Cilic was deprived of a win at Queen’s, where he missed a ball game, but that was the announcement of what was to come, her fourth Wimbledon title, his thirteenth big, first in more than two years, with Kevin Anderson as the last victim after an unforgettable semi-final against Nadal. Champion also in Cincinnati, where he became the first player to win all nine Masters 1000, in addition to in New York and Shanghai, from then until yesterday I had only lost on one occasion, in the round of sixteen of Canada, before Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Today begins his fourth stint as the number 1, where he arrived for the first time after defeating Nadal in the final of Wimbledon 2011. It will be the week 224 throughout his career. Sum 8.045 points against the 7.480 lefty. The Masters Cup, which starts on the 11th, and that Spanish is doubt, it will decide who finishes the course in the roof of the ATP.
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