Novak: It's not in my hands VIDEO
Djokovic did what he could, he defeated Hubert Hurkacz, but only in three sets. He thus missed the opportunity to determine his own destiny.
Now it's all up to the Italian tennis player, who will face Rune without pressure considering that he has already qualified for the semi-finals.
"What do I expect from tonight's match? I don't know. I don't know what Jannik is thinking about. Of course, considering that he has qualified, he will go out on court relieved. Knowing him, I would say that he will try to win every match he plays. He plays very good, as well as Holger," said Djokovic and added.
"If Jannik wins, I'll qualify. If he doesn't win, I'll end the season with a win and with thoughts on the Davis Cup. That's how I feel right now. I was focused on winning the match and I did that. The result of tonight's duel is not in my hands. That's how is it. I don't think about that. All I'm thinking about right now is how I'm going to hug my kids." He was full of praise for the younger generation to which Rune and Sinner belong.
"The generation that consists of Carlos, Holger and Jannik is very strong. The three of them can probably carry all the weight of this sport in the future, but also in the present because they are already at the top. Young people are expected to be hungry and motivated, to constantly want to improve, to be stronger, faster, better, to win against the best in the world and win major titles," Novak pointed out.
During the duel between Djokovic and Hurkacz, Nadal announced on his Instagram profile that it will soon be known when and where he will return to the tennis court.
"It would be nice for the sport to have at least one more match between Nadal and me. It's the biggest rivalry in terms of the amount of...