Djokovic reached this milestone for the eighth time in his career, more than anyone in the history of this sport.
The image of the Serbian before his great rival for occupying the position of honor in the ATP ranking, Carlos Aclarazgave the ceremony great morbidity, since it was precisely the Murcian who received this trophy last year.
The stands of Pala Alpitour de Turin stood up to applaud one of the most important tennis players in all of history and who in 2023 has imposed his law in the Australian Open, Roland Garros and US Open, remaining on the verge of the Grand Slam due to ‘the fault’ of a Carlos Alcaraz who defeated him in the Wimbledon final.
“It’s obviously the crown of the season, finishing here is every player’s dream and one of the most difficult things to achieve,” he declared once the award ceremony was over, on the Italian hard court.
“It has been a very hard year for everyone, but It has been a blessing for me and I wanted to thank my team for the work and for all the journey they have done with me. I am the one who is here in the field but it is also part of you. I am very proud of this, but also of them“, he stated.
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