Who else has defeated Novak Djokovic in consecutive weeks alongside Jannik Sinner

Monday, 27 November 2023 at 07:30
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Italy’s young tennis star Jannik Sinner joined the elite list of players who managed to beat the current world number one Serbia’s Novak Djokovic twice in a week.
The 22-year-old achieved that milestone after securing memorable wins over Serbia’s legendary tennis star in the ATP Finals in Turin and later in the Davis Cup semifinal.
In the Finals, Sinner got the better of Djokovic in the group match with a score of 7-5 6-7, 7-6. Later in the Davis Cup, he once again defeated the Belgrade-born with a score of 6-2, 2-6, 7-5.
By doing that, the current world number four joined just three other players who achieved something similar against Djokovic at the highest level. The first in the list features former Russian tennis player Mikhail Youzhny.
The 41-year-old defeated Djokovic twice in a week back in 2007. First of his victory came at the Marseille Open where he emerged victorious with a score of 6-4, 4-6, 7-6. Later at the ABN AMRO Open in Rotterdam, he secured another win over the 24-time Grand Slam winner with a score of 3-6, 7-6 (7), 7-5.
The second player in the list is Spain’s Rafael Nadal who defeated Djokovic twice in 2008. First, he won the semifinal of the French Open and then he secured another victory over the 36-year-old in the Queen’s Club Championship.
In the same year, Britain’s Andy Murray also achieved a similar feat. He defeated Djokovic in the Canada Masters and then later at the Cincinnati Open.

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