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World number one from Serbia, Novak Djokovic has had another phenomenal year with numerous accolades ranging from three Grand Slam titles to equaling Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal at 20 major titles each, overtaking Roger Federer for most number of weeks as world number one and eclipsing Pete Sampras for a seventh year end world number one ranking.
Having won the first three majors of the year, Djokovic looked on course to complete the calendar slam and with it being an Olympic year, perhaps even the Golden Calendar Slam.
The occasion seemed to get the better of the Serb as he was defeated by Alexander Zverev in the Olympic semi-finals and by Daniil Medvedev in the US Open final and on both occasions Djokovic displayed visible frustrations at falling short of his goal and also mentioned how mentally draining the process had been.
Taking a break from the tour, the world number returned for the Paris Masters last week winning a seventh title at Bercy and securing a record seventh year end world number one ranking.
With five year end Tour Final titles under his belt, but none since 2015, Djokovic will be looking to end the season on a high putting an end to any concerns around his confidence levels following the losses at the Olympic and at the US Open, as well as equaling Roger Federer’s record of six year-end Tour Finals titles.
Young Russian Andrey Rublev has had a fantastic season and will be looking to keep the impressive run going into the final tournament of the year.
The Russian has more than 50 wins this year which includes five titles, including his first ever title on hard court.
A solid clay court player, Ruud picked four titles on the surface this year, in Geneva, Bastaad, Gstaad and Kitzbuhel and won his first hard court title in San Diego. As a result of this phenomenal success, Ruud has made massive gains in the rankings, becoming the first Russian into the top 10.
Since winning in San Diego, he reached the Round of 16 in Indian Wells and was a quarter-finalist indoors at both Vienna and Paris, thereby further evidencing that he is an improved player outside of clay as well.
The Russian will fancy being in the somewhat ‘less stacked’ group and would be hoping for a run of group stage results that could see him make the final four later this week.
Novak Djokovic vs Andrey Rublev preview
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will begin his quest for a record-equaling sixth ATP Finals title on Monday against eighth seed Andrey Rublev in the first round-robin match of the Green Group.
Novak Djokovic vs Andrey Rublev Odds & Prediction – ATP Finals Round Robin
Five-time ATP Finals champion Novak Djokovic hasn’t won the year-end event since 2015
He opens on Monday (8 a.m. ET) against Andrey Rublev, the first-time qualifier from Norway
Read on for match analysis and predictions
Novak Djokovic, who has won the ATP FInals five times but not since 2015, said the other day that it could be that those for whom it was a newer, fresher experience were arriving with more motivation in recent years.
The 34-year-old finds himself the elder statesman of the event without his fellow “Big 3” members on hand. Everyone else is between 22 and 25 years old.
So the kids have taken over, and the kids are all right.
Breakthrough Season for Finals Freshman
At 22, Andrey Rublev is the youngest of the elite eight for 2022.
At six feet even, he’s also the only one shorter than Djokovic and Andrey Rublev (at 6-2). They’re surrounded by giants.
And unlike the others, the Russian has made most of his bank in 2021 on the slower red clay.
That’s why he’s at the bottom of the list, in terms of his pre-tournament odds of winning it all.
Five Tournament Titles – All but One on Clay
Ruud decided to go back to the clay after Wimbledon. And during a period of the season in which the top guns don’t play the clay, or took a break, or prepped for the Olympics, he ran the table at a series of three ATP 250 events: Bastad, Gstaad and Kitzbuhel.
The only opponent in the top 75 that he faced during that 12-0 run was No. 49, the mercurial Benoit Paire.
But all that winning has meant bringing confidence into the fall hard courts. And he’s fast enough, and talented enough, that he will eventually manage success on all surfaces.
His hard-court win rate was below 50 percent coming into 2021. This year, it’s at nearly 70 percent