Djokovic gave away almost the entire final stage of the season: Alcaraz’s choices


This Tuesday, Serbia debuted with a victory in the group stage of the Davis Cup. The Balkan team defeated South Korea 3-0 in a tie played in Valencia and where they were not Novak Djokovic.

The recent US Open champion was one of those called by the captain, but he decided to take a few days off after the New York Grand Slam and He will not make his debut until Friday, in the match against Spain.

It will be one of several appearances the world number 1 will make between now and the end of the season, since then His plans were to take a few weeks off. and compete until November only.

In this way, After competing this week in Valencia, Nole will take a break and leave the Asian tourwhich will bring tennis players to Beijing (ATP 500) and Shanghai (Masters 1000).

His big goal for the rest of 2023, apart from the Davis Cup, is the ATP Finals in Turin, where he defends his title. and it comes with a preparatory tournament: the Paris-Bercy Masters 1000, which will start on October 30 in the French capital.

He will need time to rest and recharge his batteries after the Davis Cup, so he will not do the Asian tour. He has to play something before the ATP Finals, and it will probably be Paris-Bercy,” his coach Goran Ivanisevic told ‘Sportklub’.

So, and barring a last-minute surprise, Djokovic will be out of court for more than a month.a time in which Carlos Alcaraz will play, barring unforeseen events, up to three contests.

The Murcian is registered for the Beijing and Shanghai tournamentsand on his return from Asia he will also play in Basel before meeting Djokovic again in Paris.

A great opportunity to cut the 3,260 point disadvantage they had after the US Open and stay a little closer to number 1 heading into the ATP Finals.

The Wimbledon champion picked 3,000 points (1,000 in Shanghai and Paris and 500 in Beijing and Basel) and defending only 360 from last year (180 in Basel and another 180 in Paris).

belts, Djokovic could not defend the 750 points achieved last year in his titles in Tel Aviv (250) and Astana (500), and will also need to defend another 2,100 points in the two tournaments that will close the season (the 600 from the final in Paris and the 1,500 from the Finals title).

Novak Djokovic’s schedule

Until the end of the season

From 09/12 to 09/17: Davis Cup group stage
From 10/30 to 11/05: Masters 1000 Paris-Bercy
From 11/12 to 11/19: Nitto ATP Finals
From 11/21 to 11/26: Davis Cup Finals

Calendar by Carlos Alcaraz

Until the end of the season

From 09/28 to 10/04: ATP 500 Beijing
From 10/04 to 11/15: Masters 1000 Shanghai
From 10/23 to 10/29: ATP 500 Basel
From 10/30 to 11/05: Masters 1000 Paris-Bercy
From 11/12 to 11/19: Nitto ATP Finals
From 11/21 to 11/26: Davis Cup Finals

Source: La Verdad


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