World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will compete for a sixth title on the BNP Paribas Open when tennis returns to Indian Wells subsequent month. The Serbian joins his fellow FedEx ATP Rating Prime 4 teammates Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Alexander Zverev, in addition to a number of former match champions and #NextGenATP abilities.
Djokovic is within the midst of one of the vital spectacular seasons in historical past, having received the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon titles. Ash Barty has cemented his standing as No. 1 within the WTA world with a formidable 2021 season and can arrive hoping to seize his first title in Indian Wells.
Having captured 5 singles titles this season, together with a race to the Wimbledon title, Barty will probably be seeking to put an exclamation level on his season with a stable efficiency within the desert. 2021 Australian Open finalist Medvedev; Roland Garros 2021 finalist Tsitsipas; and 2020 US Open finalist and Tokyo Olympic gold medalist Zverev be a part of 2021 Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters finalist Andrey Rublev and 2021 Wimbledon finalist Matteo Berrettini in pursuit of their first BNP Paribas Open title.
Berrettini feedback on Novak Djokovic
Talking to reporters after the match, Berrettini claimed that there have been no shortcomings on his half. In accordance with the Italian, Novak Djokovic’s potential to step up his sport is what made the distinction ultimately.
“With him I really feel good, but it surely’s simply that sustain that degree, I would like further – I do not know – expertise I suppose, perhaps simply to play higher. He does not give me any free factors. I’ve to earn each single level.
Would not matter if I serve or if I return, he makes me sweat in a approach that on the finish… I do not suppose I performed worse than the primary set, just a bit bit I suppose extra drained that in a approach with different gamers I would not really feel it.
With him, only one level percentage-wise and the sport modified. Yeah, that is what I really feel on the court docket,” Berrettini added. When requested whether or not he thought Djokovic was higher than Federer and Nadal, Berrettini was coy in response.
Nevertheless, he did level out that the numbers work in Djokovic’s favor. “It is at all times tough this query as a result of there are private opinions after which there are the stats and stuff,” Berrettini stated. “I simply know we’re experiencing one thing that did not occur within the final I do not know what number of years. Simply wanting on the stats, he is doing one thing that the opposite two did not do.”