Novak Djokovic is left waiting on Jannik Sinner’s result in the ATP Tour Finals to find out if he reaches the semi-finals of the tournament. The 24-time grand slam champion defeated Hubert Hurkacz in three sets in his final group match on Thursday.
Djokovic is currently ranked at the top of the Green Group in the ATP Tour Finals, which is currently taking place in Turin, Italy. Djokovic defeated Holger Rune in his first group match but lost to Sinner on Tuesday.
As a result of the loss to the Italian, Djokovic is left waiting to find out if he will have a place in the semi-finals. Sinner, who has won both of his opening matches, is due to face Rune in his final match of the round-robin on Thursday evening.
Should Sinner claim a victory, then Djokovic’s place in the semi-finals would be secured. However, were Rune to win then it would see the reigning U.S. Open champion exit the tournament.
Djokovic dropped one set in the win over Hurkacz, which has left his place in the tournament uncertain. Djokovic has a 5-4 overall set record in the group, while Rune – who has one win and one loss from his first two matches – stands at 3-2, meaning a victory in any form would see his overall record better than Djokovic.
After defeating Hurkacz, Djokovic was in his post-match interview on the court if he would be sending a text to Sinner to wish him “good luck” against Rune. However, Djokovic gave a blunt response where he accepted that his fate in the tournament was out of his hands.
“No, I really don’t care,” Djokovic told Tennis Channel. “I did my job so let’s see what happens. If I qualify for the semi-final I’ll think about it tomorrow.”
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Djokovic was asked in his post-match press conference if he had plans to watch Sinner in action against Rune, hoping for a result to go in his favor. However, Djokovic instead explained how he is prioritizing spending time with his family on Thursday evening.
“My kids are arriving tonight, so I don’t think I’ll watch,” Djokovic told reporters, via ESPN. “I did my job and I’m going to spend tonight with the family. Then tomorrow I can worry about whether I qualified or not.”
In the other group – the Red Group – Daniil Medvedev has already secured his place in the semi-final with two victories in his opening matches. Carlos Alcaraz and Alexander Zverev both have 1-1 records in second and third place, respectively. Alcaraz faces Medvedev in his final group match, whilst Zverev takes on 0-2 Andrey Rublev to secure his spot in the final four.
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