If you love to know and stay updated with the latest news in the tennis world, here are some updates.
Novak Djokovic is the Winner of the Vienna Opener and Comes Close to Pete Sampra’s Record
In a thrilling win, Novak Djokovic defeated Filip Krajinovic to come almost close to his childhood icon Pete Sampra’s all-time record of winning the world number one title on six matches.
Novac Djokovic defeated Filip Krajinovic in the first round of tennis match in Vienna and got really close to his childhood idol Pete Sampra’s record of winning the world number one title on six occasions. He defeated Krajinovic by 7-6 (8/6), 6-3. Now he just needs to win the next due match in Austria to be played against Borna Coric to get equal to the achievements of Sampras. Djokovic from Serbia has already been top-ranked at the end of a season five times in years 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2018. He just needs to win one more to get equal to Sampra’s record.
The same goals have been achieved by Djokovic’s career rivals Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Sampras had achieved the feat continuously in six years from 1993 to 1998. Djokovic was playing in Vienna for the first time after 2007. He had already won a title back in 2007. Back then, he had dropped serve twice in a very tricky opening set.
Krajinovic scored 5-4 in the first set and also held a set point in the tie-break, but he could not gain any advantage. Djokovic got victory in the second set owing to Krajinovic’s couple of breaks in the second set. This was his 38th victory in 40 matches played this year.
“First set, I think he was the better player. He was serving for the first set and I was lucky. He missed a smash at 6/6 in the tie-break,” Djokovic said.
“A few points here and there can change the momentum of the match. In the second set, I stepped it up, I played better and I am just pleased with the way I finished the match.”
Djokovic is a 17-time Grand Slam title winner and he appeared for this first tournament in Vienna against Krajinovic after suffering a big loss to Nadal in the Roland Garros final, around 2 weeks back. Currently Djokovic is trying to beat Federer’s all-time best record of 310 weeks spent on top of all the rankings. Djokovic started with his 292nd week rated as world-number one. Both Djokovic and US Open winner Dominic Thiem are amongst the six top ten players in the Austrian capital.
For all the tennis fans, this week has surely been fascinating and thrilling. Tennis fans had gathered in front of their television sets to watch their favorite Djokovic perform and win title after title. For more information on this section, stay tuned to know more.