So brilliant Joker lost to Rune in the final It is both good and bad news for Djokovic. On the good side he will qualify for the EOY Championship because the other potential players all failed in their campaign It will not be clear who will play in the Turin Tournament since
* Zverev did not qualify;
* Nadal did qualify - but he was actually very poor n Pari and may choose not to play; and
* Alcaraz injury in Paris may keep him out of the Final Top 8 tournament .
On the bad side he is going to lose about 400 points and further mishaps could cost him to be out of the Top 10 rankings in the world
I am very chaffed about Rune - I put a R100 bet on him beating Auger Aliassime and put the proceeds on Rune beating Djokovic - nice win on both, Not really a gamble anyway - I was pretty sure of winning looking at the Match-ups thus far and knowing that Auger-Aliassime struggle to win 2 tournaments in a row, Djokovic was not all that convincing in the game against Tsitsipas - who beat himself in that game. Anyway a R500 win on the two matches is not to be sneezed at.
Hall Of Fame
Tsitsipas played beautifully ….but in the tie break the Joker played some brilliant cross court backhands angles that no other human could have produced. Another gem for those who understand the game. Enough of the mopes like Medvedev, Rube-left and Alcatraz.
Now I’m in the position of not really caring who wins the final…either way tennis is a winner.