Novak Djokovic won his second match in a row against Carlos Alcaraz when he beat the young Spaniard 6-3 and 6-2 in the semi-final of the ATP finals.
The 20-year-old Alcaraz may have walked away with the Wimbledon laurels, but Djokovic then turned him on in Cincinnati and now in Turin.
The Serbian’s clever tactical play neutralized his opponent’s aggressive approach and he won the match within 90 minutes.
“I approached the showdown with the right mindset. Carlos simply impressed with his stroke play in the first pot when he enjoyed a lead of 40/15. He is a player who always pushes you to be at your best. However, I could now stand my ground,” said Djokovic.
According to Alcaraz, he is not yet at the same level as the world’s leading player on indoor courts.
“Novak plays the same tennis for the whole match – the quality of his shots is just incredible. He hits the ball very deep and it makes it difficult to leave your mark on the game. He just showed once again why he is the best in the world,” said the Spaniard.
In the final, Djokovic will play against Jannik Sinner, a player against whom he lost this week.
“Jannik plays fantastic tennis and the atmosphere was electric in our previous match. I expect something similar again and I will have to be at my best as a parent.”
Novak Djokovic beats Carlos Alcaraz 6-3 and 6-2
Jannik Sinner beat Daniil Medvedev 6-3, 6-7 and 6-1
Novak Djokovic vs Jannik Sinner.