It is no secret to anyone that Novak Djokovic is currently the best tennis player on the planet. The Serbian tennis player arrives at all the stops that he disputes as the maximum candidate for the title, even though his condition in the ranking is far from his best position. The current edition of the ATP Finals demonstrates the way in which ‘Nole’ has reached this part of the year, where he has won the two commitments he played and secured first place in the Red Group. One of the semifinalists of the “Tournament of Masters”, the Norwegian Casper Ruud, left his impression on the state of form in which the winner of 21 Grand Slams is. “I didn’t see him in the first match against Tsitsipas. It was quite late. But I saw a little against Rublev and I thought he played great. I mean, it looks like he’s in a great place both physically and mentally. I guess this year that he hasn’t played as much he is very prepared for this event. I think it’s just one of the nine or ten tournaments he has played this year. I’m sure you’re ready. He looks fresh like I said,” the Roland Garros and US Open finalist commented. “Tennis-wise, I think on this surface he is the best player in the world. As I said, maybe also in previous days, no offense to Carlos Alcaraz because he is ranked #1 and will finish the year as #1, but if I have to choose one on indoor hard court, because my life depends on it, I would choose Novak for play that set or match to win it. I hope to be able to play against him, it would mean that we have reached the final”, explained Ruud. The Norwegian could only be crossed in the title game, as they go for different keys. Do you agree with the Norwegian that Djokovic is the true number one in the world?
Musetti praises Alcaraz
Italian tennis sensation Lorenzo Musetti has heaped praise on his rival Carlos Alcaraz. “Honestly I am very happy for him. The fact that Carlos Alcaraz is number 1 in the world is incredible for him but also for me. On the one hand, because we are very good friends. On the other, because his advent helped me to stimulate myself even more. It motivated me to strengthen my game and character a little bit more to achieve great things in the near future,” Musetti said. “We represent the future of tennis but I believe that now we are also the present. Each of us is already able to achieve great things and I believe that the more time passes the more we will be able to do it,” Lorenzo Musetti said.