Goran Ivanisevic weighed in on the possibility of Novak Djokovic surpassing the number of titles held by Roger Federer and Jimmy Connors. “The question remains how long he’s going to play and how long he’s going to last, but the moment he’s in now, I’ m sure he could attack or influence those records as well.”
While the former World No. 1 wondered how long his pupil would play, he had no doubts about Djokovic’s ability to stay fit. Ivanisevic added: “He has always been physically fit, it has never been a problem, and if he keeps it up , I am convinced that he could stay at or near the top for another three years and fight for all the titles.”
For the ATP Finals in Turin, the organization has made available a rich prize pool and the eventual winner of the tournament has the possibility of becoming the tennis player capable of the “richest” victory in the history of tennis.
Whoever wins in Turin, taking only wins and no losses even in the Round Robin, will win an incredible amount of 4.74 billion dollars, a sum never won by a tennis player in the history of the sport. With a loss, the prize pool will drop to $4.357 million (every win, even in the group stage) will be huge prize money, while the previous record for a tournament refers to Ashleigh Barty’s success at the Shenzhen Masters ($4.4 billion).
So, everything is also related to the number of victories in the tournament, but what is certain is that whoever wins the year-end tournament, the famous Masters 1000, will take home a good loot.
Djokovic is in excellent shape
Former World No.1 and 21-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic has shut down any talk of him following Roger Federer into the sunset anytime soon.
“I don’t feel yet so old, to be honest, for tennis career, for my tennis career to finish. I still feel my body is serving me, is listening to me well. That’s the key I think when you get to 35 -plus,” said Djokovic.
“I am adjusting my scheduling much, much more, you know. I’m not playing as much as I played few years ago. I want to peak at the best tournaments, biggest tournaments in the world, which are Grand Slams and some of the biggest ATP events, playing for my country,” he said.
“That’s what gives me the most motivation and inspires me to play the best tennis. I really want to keep going. I don’t have the ending of my career on the horizon at the moment. I can’t give you a number of years. I don’t know,” he added.