By winning Wimbledon on Sunday, Novak Djokovic became the first player to qualify for the 2021 Masters, which will take place in Turin.
Fourteenth qualification for the ATP Masters for Novak Djokovic! The Serbian continues to panic records, and has landed his ticket for the big end-of-year meeting, with the eight best players in the world, which will take place in Turin from November 14 to 21. ” I’m happy to qualify for Turin so early. Italian fans love tennis and I am sure it will be a great tournament with a fantastic atmosphere.e ”, rejoiced the one who won his 21st consecutive Grand Slam match on Sunday and finds himself in a position to succeed in the“ Calendar Grand Slam ”, which no one has succeeded since Rod Laver in 1969, if he is ‘imposed at the US Open in September.
Torino bound ??
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Hurkacz the surprise guest?
“Novak’s results this season are extraordinary. The Masters is reserved for the best and qualifying for the fourteenth time shows its excellence, year after year. We look forward to witnessing his record hunt in Turin, ”said ATP President Andrea Gaudenzi. In fourteen participations, Novak Djokovic won the Masters four times, from 2012 to 2015. He also played in the final in 2016 and 2018.
If the season ends on Monday, the other seven qualifiers for the Masters would be Stefanos Tsitsipas, Matteo Berrettini, Andrey Rublev, Alexander Zverev, Daniil Medvedev, Rafael Nadal, and Hubert Hurkacz. The 24-year-old Pole, winner of the Miami Masters 1000 and a semi-finalist at Wimbledon (and only one game won between the two), is the only Top 8 player to never make the tournament. As for the first Frenchman in the ranking of the calendar year, it is Ugo Humbert, who occupies the 29th place, 1305 points behind Hurkacz. But many points are still to be distributed over the next four months, including an Olympic tournament (750 points for a gold medal), a Grand Slam (2000 points for a victory) and four Masters 1000.