Tel Aviv, Novak Djokovic: "I was excited"

Novak Djokovic has so far taken very few risks during the ATP 250 in Tel Aviv, in which he has decided to participate in order to return to become familiar with competitive races after being excluded from the US Open

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Tel Aviv, Novak Djokovic: "I was excited"

Novak Djokovic has so far taken very few risks during the ATP 250 in Tel Aviv, in which he has decided to participate in order to return to become familiar with competitive races after being excluded from the US Open, last Grand Slam tournament of the 2022 season.

The Serbian was able to reach the final act of the tournament thanks to the sequential victories obtained against the Spaniard Andujar, the Canadian Pospisil and the Russian Roman Safiullin, all without conceding a single set to the opponents.

The Belgrade native is now ready to face the Croatian Marin Cilic in the final to return to win a trophy and approach the Astana Open with the right energy.

Tel Aviv, Novak Djokovic: "I was excited"

After the success in the semifinals, Nole gave some interesting interviews to the ATP tour microphones: "I think it was a very competitive match, especially in the second set.

I must say that on the court I was quite excited in the second half, there was a lot of tension and this was also due to his very aggressive tennis style. Great serves, and when he has time, he is very solid both with the forehand and with the backhand." Then he continued: "I knew I had to stay strong and that he would definitely raise the level in the second set, which happened.

I was serving for the game and played a couple of loose points, but I credit him for reacting. It was certainly a pleasant evening on the court. In the tiebreak he helped me, he missed a couple of forehand, but I stayed solid and I played the right shots at the right time.

Of course, in the semi-finals of a tournament you can expect to have a tough opponent who will challenge you to the last shot, which actually happened. I'm just happy to have won the challenge." The Serb is confirming his important performance also on hard courts in Israel.

The match against Marin Cilic is scheduled for Sunday 2 October starting at 17:30; the title is up for grabs. of the competition and the overall 250 points, valuable in terms of ranking.

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