Novak Djokovic has determined to not enter the Paris Masters as a result of he has no factors to win on the Nov. 2-Eight occasion as he bids to retain the world primary spot come finish of season, the 33-year-old Serb stated.
“I won’t play in Paris as I can’t add to my points tally but I will go to Vienna and London,” Djokovic informed Wednesday’s version of Belgade each day Sportski Zurnal.
“I can win up to 500 points in Vienna as I didn’t play there last year and there are also a lot of points available in London.”
Djokovic clinched a report 36th ATP Masters crown when he gained the Italian Open title in Rome final month, surpassing Rafael Nadal who confirmed he would enter the Paris Masters after successful his 13th French Open title on Oct. 11.
Nadal, who equalled Roger Federer’s report haul of 20 Grand Slam titles when he blew Djokovic away within the French Open closing, has not entered the Oct. 26 – Nov. 1 match in Vienna however is anticipated to participate within the ATP Finals in London, Nov. 15-22.
Djokovic, who gained the Paris Masters final 12 months, is not going to lose any factors over skipping the occasion as a result of the ATP Tour’s revised rating system as a result of Covid-19 pandemic permits gamers to retain factors from final 12 months.
Asked if he was content material to permit world quantity two Nadal to meet up with him within the Masters race, Djokovic stated: “It’s not my priority. My immediate task is to collect as many points as I can in a bid to put as much distance between myself and the chasing pack ahead of next season.
“I want to go down in history as the world number one with the most weeks at the top of the ATP Tour and I will do all I can to make it happen.
“Whether Nadal plays in Paris or not changes nothing because it’s all in my hands.”
Djokovic, who claimed his 17th main honour when he gained this 12 months’s Australian Open, was assured upcoming Serbian abilities would observe in his footsteps someday.
“The last 10 or 15 years have been fruitful and the success has yielded players like Laslo Djere, Miomir Kecmanovic and Hamad Medjedovic. It’s great to see our youngsters winning tournaments,” he stated.
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