ATP Tour Finals: Novak Djokovic ends yr on excessive, equals Roger Federer’s tally with sixth profession title

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21-time Grand Slam Champion Novak Djokovic added one other feather to his spectacular cap on Sunday after clinching his sixth profession ATP tour finals title. The 7-5, 6-3 win over Norwegian Casper Ruud now sees Djokovic go stage with Roger Federer for many wins, having secured his sixth title in Turin. Djokovic had an unforgettable yr on the tour the place he missed two Grand Slams attributable to vaccination points.

Novak Djokovic beat Casper Ruud 7-5 6-3 to win the season-ending Nitto ATP Finals for a record-equaling sixth time in his profession. Djokovic’s title implies that he equals Roger Federer for the event report of titles and turns into the oldest champion on the season finale.

The 35-year-old’s victory ensured he maintained his unbeaten run towards Ruud. He walks away with a report payday of greater than $4.7 million, in addition to 1,500 ATP Rankings factors. The title is Djokovic’s first on the season-ending competitors since 2015.

Ruud saved two break factors in his first service recreation of the opening set to carry, however it set the tone for the match, with the Norwegian frequently pressured onto the again foot. There have been plenty of prolonged rallies through the recreation, together with 36 photographs within the remaining one to arrange a championship level for Djokovic who then clinched the title with an ace.

“Seven years, it’s been a long time,” Djokovic mentioned. “On the identical time, the truth that I waited seven years makes his victory even sweeter and even larger.

“It is an enormous deal (to finish the yr with a win). I’ve most likely talked about this season and the way uncommon it’s a thousand instances, so I am not going to repeat what most individuals who observe tennis know. It is only a massive aid and satisfaction.

“Also, I look forward to having a couple of weeks off,” Djokovic continued. “I used to be on the needles (edge), whether or not it was for tournaments or ready for permissions to go someplace. So, I am actually glad that I managed to finish it in a optimistic manner,” Djokovic concluded.

The subsequent main occasion on the tour would be the 2023 Australia Open the place Djokovic is anticipated to return after staying away for a yr. Australia has relaxed the visa guidelines bearing Covid-19 rules, which might see Novak return to win his twenty second Grand Slam and tenth Australian Open title.


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