Novak Djokovic Reveals Real Reason Behind Disappointing Performance at ATP Finals Since 2015

Published 11/14/2021, 8:00 AM EST
Tennis – ATP Masters 1000 – Paris Masters – Accor Arena, Paris, France – November 7, 2021 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic reacts during his final match against Russia’s Daniil Medvedev REUTERS/Christian Hartmann


After witnessing some incredible tennis in the 2021 season so far, it is now time for the ATP Finals 2021. Interestingly, World No.1 Novak Djokovic will begin the tournament as the top-seeded player and is the only player who is above thirty.

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Novak Djokovic recently lifted the Rolex Paris Masters 2021 title after defeating Daniil Medvedev. It has been a great season for the Serbian legend and thus, he would like to end it on a high note at the ATP Finals 2021.

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Novak Djokovic discloses the actual reason for not succeeding at the ATP Finals since 2015

Djokovic has won the ATP Finals title five times in his career so far. Intriguingly, he won it four consecutive times during the period of 2012-2015. However, since then, he has failed to lift the title and explained the reason for the same in the pre-tournament press conference.

“Since 2015, I did not win the title, played one finals, and couple of semi-finals. It could be just the amount of energy that you spend during the season that you maybe don’t have enough left in the tank for that final push,” said Djokovic in the press conference.

Djokovic believes that maybe, his energy drains out by the end of the year after playing so much professional tennis. Thus, he feels that despite playing some semi-finals and even a final at the ATP Finals in the last five years, he has not been successful there.

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Djokovic will begin his ATP Finals 2021 campaign against Casper Ruud

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Djokovic will kick off his ATP Finals 2021 campaign against Casper Ruud tomorrow. The Norwegian player has played some brilliant tennis this season and can pose to be a challenge for the 20-time Grand Slam champion.

Oct 13, 2021; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Casper Ruud (NOR) hits a shot during his fourth round match against Diego Schwartzman (ARG) during the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Head-to-Head, Djokovic leads the battle 1-0 right now. He defeated Ruud in straight sets in their only encounter at the Italian Open 2020.

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Fans are quite exhilarated to witness Novak Djokovic at the ATP Finals 2021. Will he be able to conquer Turin this year?

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Anshul Singh

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Anshul Singh is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 1000 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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