Goes for more. Novak Djokovic (N°1 del mundo)that comes from beat the Dane Holger Rune (7th) and take revenge for the final of the Masters 1000 in Paris 2022, seeks to take another firm step in the French capital. The Serbian faces this Saturday, in the second semi-final, the Russian Andrey Rublev (5th)which it clearly surpasses in history.
The No. 1 in the world, who has not lost a match since Wimbledon final against Carlos Alcaraz and accumulates 29 wins in the last 30 duels, he is seeking his 58th finish in the Masters 1000 category tournaments. He already has the record in his possession and intends to improve it even more.
The Serbian leads the personal duel against the Russian 4-1, with three victories in a row. In the last two years, Djokovic beat Rublev in the round robin of the ATP Finals, in 2022 the Russian was the winner in the ATP final in Belgrade, in the Balkan’s hometown, while the ranking leader won in this season’s quarterfinals at the Australian Open and Wimbledon.
Without a doubt, with the improved level shown against Rune, after his return to the circuit, Djokovic is the favorite in the second semifinal. In 2023, the Serbian has already played in six finals and won five. Meanwhile, the Russian is 2-4 in definitions this year.
Nole, who this year returned to No. 1 on the circuit, was crowned champion of the Australian Open, Roland Garros and US Open and set the record for titles Majors in men, with 24, while he lost in the aforementioned Wimbledon final against Alcaraz.
Six-time winner of the French Masters 1000, he has a record of 31 wins and only one loss on hard courts this season.
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