Novak Djokovic had a tough semi-final clash against the world number 35 Casper Ruud. And in the windy conditions, the Serbian was tested sternly by Ruud. However, Serb was able to keep up with his fighting spirit, and ultimately reached the finals of the Italian Open.
Besides, world number one has the same number of Master titles as Rafael Nadal, who had an early exit in the tournament. If Djokovic is able to defeat Argentine Diego Schwartzman in the final on Monday, he will set another new record.
Moreover, he will have 36 Masters titles to his name. Additionally, the Serb’s hunger to win titles is more than ever and is in no mood of decreasing as of now.
Djokovic said, “Of course, finals at such a big event means a lot even after 15 years being on the tour.”
In addition to this, Novak also said, “I still am as motivated to get my hands on the trophy. It is super important, otherwise, I would not have been here. I do not take anything for granted. Even after 15 years on the tour, I still enjoy it.”
“Still Have Hunger For Titles”- Djokovic
Besides, the 33- year old is still hungry to win titles and wishes to keep winning them. He said, “I still have a hunger for titles. And putting myself in a position to fight for the title is exactly where I want to be.”
After a tough match, the Serbian legend was finally able to get the better of Ruud and defeated him by 7-5, 6-3.
Besides, this will be the 10th final for Novak Djokovic at the Italian Open. And the Serbian would like to win it for his ever-increasing hunger of winning matches and titles.
Additionally, after this, Djokovic will play in the French Open which is scheduled to start from 21st September. Winning the French Open would bring Djokovic closer to Roger Federer’s record of winning 20 Grand Slam titles.