Novak Djokovic’s wife Jelena congratulates him on his 1000th match win

Novak Djokovic became the fifth person in ATP history to hit the 1000-match mark on Saturday, defeating Casper Ruud in the semifinals of the Italian Open. With a 6-4, 6-3 victory, the world No. 1 in turn joined players like Jimmy Connors (1,274 wins), Roger Federer (1,251 wins), Ivan Lendl (1,068 wins) and Rafael Nadal (1,051 wins).

Among the many congratulatory messages for the Serbs from fans and colleagues on social media, one in particular stood out from the rest – from his wife, Jelena Djokovic.

1000 ATP wins for Novak Djokovic! An amazing number and it will be fascinating to see how many Connors, Federer, Lendl & Nadal can he hunt. Rome is a happy place for him and he is at his peak at the right time. Finals vs Tstisipas tomorrow.

As soon as the 20-time Grand Slam champion raised her hand to celebrate after winning the straight set, Jelena took to Twitter to celebrate beside her husband. She threw the phrase “Idemo” (which means “Let’s go” in English), a phrase that has become increasingly popular among the world’s No. 1 fanbase, to praise the landmark achievement. his.

“Idemoooooooo 1000! Bravoooooooooo! Yeeeessss!!!” she posted on Twitter.

Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final of the Italian Open

Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final of the Italian Open 2022
Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final of the Italian Open 2022

After his win over Casper Ruud, Novak Djokovic will face Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final of the 2022 Italian Open. The Greek outscored Alexander Zverev in a tight third set in his semi-final encounter. to set up a ninth meeting with the 34-year-old tennis player.

The number 1 player in the world is currently leading the confrontation with a score of 6-2 and has won the last 5 meetings. The duo had faced each other four times on clay before, and all four matches were in favor of the Serbs.

With the exception of their 2019 Madrid Open encounter, all other clay-court meetings (Roland Garros 2020 and 2021, Italian Open 2021) have been decided. It’s expected to be a very close showdown, but the 20-time Grand Slam champion will be a little more favorite given how well he’s played this week.

While Tsitsipas will be looking for his second title of the year (and his first in Rome), after defending his title at the Monte-Carlo Masters last month, the world No 1 will be hunting for his first trophy. of the year (and the sixth Rome title).

Tsitsipas is back to 2nd place in the Race to Turin after winning against Zverev today! With tomorrow’s victory in the Final, he will overtake Nadal to become No. 1 in the race. If Stef wins tomorrow, it will be the 2nd year in a row that the Greeks in RG lead the Race to Turin.

Victory for world No 5 on Sunday will ensure that he leads the Race to Turin to advance to the French Open, the second year in a row he has done so. Meanwhile, Djokovic could rise to 10th in the Race, just behind Ruud and ahead of Denis Shapovalov.

Elsewhere in Italy, Novak Djokovic has his 1000th win, becoming the fifth (and oldest, surprisingly) person to reach that milestone with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Casper Ruud in the match. ATP 1000 Rome semi-finals. rematch last year’s French Open final.

Additionally, the Serb can extend his lead over Rafael Nadal in the Masters 1000 title category with a win over Tsitsipas. The 34-year-old has 37 titles at the moment, one more than the Spaniard’s 36.

Edited by Nihal Taraporvala Novak Djokovic’s wife Jelena congratulates him on his 1000th match win

Emma Bowman

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