Djokovic disappointed after semifinal loss to Thiem
Novak Djokovic has won 5 ATP Finals titles in his career, while 4 were in London, 4 years ago from 2012 to 2015. This year, he was attempting to win the title again, and he was winning 4-0 in the tie-break of the third set against Dominic Thiem in the semifinal, however, he eventually lost the match, and he expressed the disappointment.
“I mean… what he did from 4/0 in the third-set tie-break was just unreal,” Djokovic said with a dry chuckle in his post-match press conference. “I don’t think I played bad. Actually, I made all of my first serves… 4/1, 4/2, 4/5, 4/6, I made all first serves.”
“Yeah, what can you do?” Djokovic said, putting his hands up to shrug. “I was in the driver’s position at 4/0, I thought I was very close to winning it, but he just took it away from me. But he deserved it, because he just went for it and everything worked.
“He did everything right from 0/4. I mean, I have to [take my hat off] and say congratulations. I actually didn’t play bad on any point after 4/0. Every point, I was in it. I did hit the ball, I was not pushing it; he just smashed it and he played great.”
“I’m not relieved [that the season is over]... It’s just disappointing to finish the season with a loss like this,” he reflected. “But at the same time I enjoy competing, I enjoy travelling and I enjoy doing what I love. Let’s see what 2021 brings.”
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