Novak Djokovic takes the title of Dubai in a hurry
DUBAI Novak Djokovic He is so strong and fast on the return that not only does he take time away from his opponents, he simply dazzles them with his speed. Disassembly and dismantling at once.
A wizard with a racket. Stephanos Tsitsipas he was given an accuracy lesson in the Dubai Duty Free final of the tennis championship, the No. 1 in the world winning 6-3, 6-4 in 77 minutes in what has been a perfect start to the season.
Djokovic's victory on Saturday saw him extend his winning streak to 21 games, returning to the Davis Cup final in November.
In your interaction on the court, Djokovic They told him it was the seventh time in his career that he had won 20 or more consecutive games. My goal this season is to go undefeated, said the five-time winner here, before quickly adding that he was joking. As soon as the laughter died down and the Serbian returned with his most revealing return of the night, No, I'm not really kidding. You better believe him.
The world No.1 took home $ 565,705 in prize-money and 500 ranking points, while the runner-up Tsitsipas settled for $ 284,485.
There was no doubt as to who the fans were for on Saturday evening, the full-house backing the longhaired Greek powerhouse. 'Chi-Chi-Paass, Chi-Chi-Paass' they chanted early in the evening. They cheered his efforts determinedly not stopping to consider that the point they were applauding was one that the World No.1 had erred on. Djokovic stared at the crowd a couple of times early in the match, after which they seemed to settle down. That's not to say the top-seed wasn't without support, a noisy section of Serbian Fans at the stadium cheered their hero 'No-Vak, No-Vak', they called, clapping rhythmically.
It was Tsitsipas, who got off the blocks early, challenging his celebrated held serve while playing out his own service games with admirable control. He had a breakpoint opportunity on the Djokovic serve in the fifth game, but the Serb held out. As the set progressed, however, Djokovic's tough-as-teak mentality was amply showcased in the solidity of his shots that pushed Tsitsipas' serve.