Tennis, ATP World Tour Finals
In yesterday's semi-final, the same bet did not go through in the match between Alcaraz vs Djokovic because the Spaniard was simply not at his best for some reason. By the way, that was the only match of Novak Djokovic in this tournament that did not go to the third set. I believe that today there will be no dilemma as to whether this final will go to Over games.
Siner showed exceptional tennis in the previous four matches (he also played the third set 3 times). If anyone can handle Djokovic right now, it's definitely the Italian. After all, they were in the same group during the first stage of the tournament and Sinner emerged as the winner 2-1, by sets 7:5/6:7/7:6.
Sinner has improved tremendously, and here he seems to be further motivated by the home crowd. Namely, this Masters Cup is played in Turin.
We know that Novak is the best returner, not only in today's tennis, but the best returner ever. But we should also admit that Sinner is one of the best servers today, so I believe that Djokovic will not easily get break opportunities.
This match will certainly look a lot like the aforementioned last meeting between them that happened just five days ago. How much it was tied then and how much it was a service oriented match can be seen from the statistics that say:
218 points were played in total in the match and both players won 109.
Both players had only 3 break points in total in as many as 18 games when the opponent served. Novak used only one, so he only broke Sinner once, and Sinner made two breaks, that is, he used 2 out of 3 break opportunities.
Novak had only one and Sinner only two double faults. 20 vs 15 ace serves.
When Djokovic gets in the first serve, he wins 81% of the points and Siner 79% of the points won after the first serve is in.
With numbers like these, and they will be similar today, it's no wonder it's very difficult to get the break chance and no wonder if this turns out again to be long match.