Novak Djokovic, a champion in Rome who continues to ‘lose’ money


Novak Djokovic, a champion in Rome who continues to ‘lose’ money

Novak Djokovic he won the ATP Masters 1000 in Rome for the sixth time on clay. The Serbian beat Greek 6-1 and 7-6 (5) in the final Stefanos Tsitsipaswho regained a crown he already had in 2008, 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2020. He also lost six other finals, the former in 2021 against Rafael Nadalthe ten -time champion of the event.

Between ‘Nole’ and Nadal they have capitalized 16 of the last 18 titles. The exceptions are the British Andy Murray and the German Alexander Zverev, in 2016 and 2017 respectively. And the Serbian is in the same meeting, which is next Sunday, May 22, the day of the start of Roland Garros, will be 35 years old.

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Balkans opened their ATP title record this season, after losing in the Belgrade final against Russia Andrew Rublev. This is the 87th in his history, he extended his Masters 1000 ATP record to 38, with two ahead of Nadal.

It added 1,000 world ranking points, with a benefit of 400 compared to 600 of the previous edition. He needs to reach the semi-finals in order not to deliver number 1 in Russian Daniel Medvedevtook the trophy.

As well as the economic check for 836,355 euros. A good bag, although still less than the edition before the coronavirus pandemic outbreak. In 2019, Rafa Nadal won 958,055 eurosin 2018 it reached 935,385.

Djokovic’s award is more like one from five editions ago, in 2017, when Zverev received a check for 825,035 euros.

The ATP uptrend was broken by covid. In 2020, in an edition held in September and without an audience, Djokovic won 205,200 euros. In 2021, with a quarter of capacity, Nadal received 245,085 euros.

The contests suffered badly. They are recovering the pulse of the economic endowment, although prioritizing the rise in previous stages and the opening of rounds with respect to the best regular reaches the most advanced and award-winning qualifying round.

The total financial commitment of Rome 2022, a tournament owned by the country’s tennis federation, is 6,008,723 euros, distributes 5,415,410 euros to tennis players.

The female champion took noticeably low, the Polish Iga Swiatek, 332,260 euros. 504,095 less than Djokovic.

Both paintings are category 1,000, but do not have the same uniformity as in Madrid. The WTA itself puts Rome a small step below the Italian event in Spain, giving 1,000 points to the best (Ons Jabeur), while Swiatek added 900 to the Italian capital.

Source: La Verdad


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