Novak Djokovic sends warning to ATP Finals rivals – ‘I haven’t lost a match since the Wimbledon final’

Shahida Jacobs
Novak Djokovic during a match
Serbia's Novak Djokovic celebrates after winning his tennis match

Novak Djokovic is determined to finish the 2023 tennis season on a high and that high most likely includes going undefeated for the final few weeks of the campaign.

The 24-time Grand Slam winner won his sixth title of the year on Sunday when he defeated Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets in the Paris Masters final, which also saw him lift a record-extending 40th ATP Masters 1000 title.

With the win, Djokovic took his win-loss record for 2023 to 51-5 and incredibly he has not lost a match since Carlos Alcaraz stunned him in five sets in the Wimbledon final in July.

Since then the world No 1 has won 17 consecutive matches and he hopes to continue that unbeaten streak at his final two events of the season.

Novak Djokovic since the Wimbledon final

– Five consecutive wins en route to winning the Cincinnati Masters, including victory over Carlos Alcaraz in the final
– Seven wins at the US Open to win a record-extending 24th Grand Slam, defeating Daniil Medvedev in the final
– Five wins en route to winning a seventh Paris Masters crown, beating Holger Rune, Andrey Rublev and Grigor Dimitrov in his final three matches.

First up is the ATP Finals in Turin where he needs one victory to finish the year as the No 1 ahead of Alcaraz, but he no doubt would love to repeat last year’s undefeated title run.

He will then head to Malaga, Spain, for the Davis Cup where he will lead Serbia against Great Britain in the quarter-final with the main aim being to win a second title.

Djokovic made his end-of-season goals clear after his win in Paris, stating: “I think I need one more victory to secure No 1, that is my main goal, apart from the Davis Cup.

“The next [few] days are recovery, I will put the racket aside and spend time with the family to recharge. Then I will go to Turin, where each match will be like a final of a great tournament.

“Each meeting has many points, a lot of importance. I will arrive with good feelings, a lot of confidence. I haven’t lost a match since the Wimbledon final, so I hope to finish the season on a high. Finishing the year No 1 and the Davis Cup are my main goals.”

Djokovic will compete alongside Alcaraz, Medvedev, Jannik Sinner, Andrey Rublev, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev and Rune for the prestigious ATP Finals trophy from November 12-13 while the Davis Cup Finals knockout phase will run from November 21-26 in Malaga.

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