Michael Stich: The Last Player to Achieve the Masters + Davis Cup Double
Three decades ago, Michael Stich etched his name in tennis history by accomplishing the perfect end to the season. The talented player from Pinneberg emerged as the undefeated champion of the ATP Finals, triumphing over renowned opponents such as Chang, Courier, Ivanisevic, and Sampras in a thrilling final. To cap off his remarkable achievement, Stich led Germany to victory in the Davis Cup against Australia, securing the three crucial points that crowned his nation as champions. Since then, no other player has been able to replicate this extraordinary feat, but now Novak Djokovic stands on the horizon, aiming to make history once again.
Novak Djokovic: The Next Challenger
Next week in Malaga, Novak Djokovic will face the daunting challenge of becoming the first player to conquer both the Masters and the Davis Cup in a single season since Michael Stich in 1993. The Serbian tennis sensation has already proven his dominance on the court, amassing an impressive collection of titles and records. However, the Masters + Davis Cup double remains an elusive goal that Djokovic is determined to achieve. As the tennis world eagerly watches, the question lingers: Will Djokovic be able to replicate Stich’s historic accomplishment and etch his own name in the annals of tennis?
“Next week in Malaga, Djokovic will have the challenge of being the first to win the Masters and the Davis Cup at the same end of the season: Michel Stich in 1993.”
— Fernando Gómez (@fgomezsaez) November 19, 2023