Tennis: Djokovic on edge in opposition to Hurkacz with 200 factors and $390,000 at stake

Novak Djokovic went to Turin in quest of two issues: the primary rating on the finish of the season and the seventh Grasp’s crown that can permit him to break Roger Federer’s mark of six.

Additionally on the horizon is the Davis Cup finals on the Martin Carpena in Malaga (November 21 to 26) the place Serbia awaits Nice Britain.

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Djokovic, after defeating Holger Rune on the primary day, seemingly did not assume that he must wait till the final day to stamps his ticket to the semifinals.

His loss to Jannik Sinner means he should beat Hubert Hurkacz. It is all as much as him: if he wins in two units he is in.

Hurkacz, first reserve of the competitors, took over for the injured Stefanos Tsitsipas. The Pole has the inducement of preventing for a handbag of 200 factors and $390,000. These figures would additionally go to the coffers of Djokovic, who’s wanting past that as he has his eyes on the title.

Nole’, 36 years previous, 9 years older than Daniil Medvedev, the second oldest participant within the competitors, has spent 16 hours and quarter-hour on court docket in his final six matches: 4 in Paris-Bercy and two within the Turin Masters.

That is why the Serb appeared to achieve the restrict and was removed from his finest in opposition to Sinner, who’s 14 years youthful. The 24-time Grand Slam winner went as far as to cancel coaching on Wednesday to take a break.

Sinner, pressured to win within the quick lane

A loss to Hurkacz would power Novak to hope for Jannik to beat Rune within the day’s closing match. The Italian, if Djokovic will get the job finished shortly, might be pressured to win a set with the Dane.

Djokovic’s final six matches

Tallion Griekspoor 4-6, 7-6(2), 6-4 in 2 hours and 39 minutes

Holger Rune 7-5, 6-7(3), 6-4 in 2 hours and 54 minutes

Andrey Rublev 5-7, 7-6(3), 7-5 in 3 hours and 1 minute

Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 6-3 in 1 hour 38 minutes

Holger Rune 7-6(4), 6-7(1), 6-3, in 3 hours and 4 minutes

Jannik Sinner 7-5, 6-7(5), 7-6(2), in 3 hours and 9 minutes

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