Nick Kyrgios is giving a slight edge to Novak Djokovic in opposition to Carlos Alcaraz because the Australian thinks the Serb’s ATP Finals expertise might be the deciding consider in the present day’s matchup. As we speak in Turin, world No 1 Djokovic and second-ranked Alcaraz will likely be clashing off within the semifinal.
Each Djokovic and Alcaraz went 2-1 within the group stage. However Djokovic has quite a few appearances within the knockout levels on the ATP Finals, whereas 20-year-old Alcaraz is making his debut on the season-ending match. Kyrgios could also be giving a slight edge to Djokovic however highlighted that Alcaraz may positively finish on the successful facet. “I believe I’ll lean barely in direction of Novak simply because he has gained this occasion so many instances and he has obtained that have.
However Alcaraz is greater than able to doing it in the present day. (The efficiency) in opposition to Medvedev positively boosted his confidence. You’ll be able to search for him to be the aggressor and play on intuition and have and revel in,” Kyrgios mentioned on Tennis Channel.
Kyrgios offers a slight edge to Djokovic in opposition to Alcaraz
When Djokovic and Alcaraz meet in Turin, will probably be their fifth assembly.
Going into the match, their head-to-head is tied to 2 wins apiece. This yr, Djokovic beat Alcaraz within the French Open semifinal and in addition within the Cincinnati Masters closing, whereas the Spaniard’s lone win of the yr in opposition to the Serb got here within the Wimbledon closing. “Nicely, it is one of the crucial tough challenges I’ll face.
Dealing with Novak within the Nitto ATP Finals, a match he has gained six instances, clearly Novak is Novak. He’s the perfect participant on the planet proper now. He simply misplaced six matches this yr. Which means he’s unbelievable. I am gonna play my greatest tennis and I am gonna take pleasure in it the identical manner I’ve been doing these previous matches. I am excited to face Novak,” Alcaraz mentioned of going through Djokovic.