20th November 2023 – (Rome) Novak Djokovic, the Serbian tennis maestro, solidified his status as one of the greatest players of all time by capturing his seventh ATP Finals title in Turin, Italy. The world-renowned athlete displayed his unmatched skills on Sunday as he defeated Jannik Sinner of Italy in a commanding fashion, triumphing with a final score of 6-3, 6-3.
In this remarkable achievement, Djokovic surpassed the previous record held by Roger Federer, who had claimed six titles in the prestigious tournament. Djokovic’s victory also marked his 71st “Big Title,” a term encompassing Grand Slam championships, ATP Finals victories, and ATP Masters 1000 tournaments.
Sinner, who had previously defeated Djokovic during the group stage, found himself facing a more assertive and determined opponent. Djokovic’s aggressive play was evident as he won an impressive 20 out of 22 service points and achieved an outstanding 73 per cent first-serve rate, enabling him to secure the first set in just 38 minutes.
In the second set, Djokovic showcased his unwavering focus and skill, leaving no room for Sinner to stage a comeback. With a brilliant display of tennis prowess, Djokovic quashed any potential surge from his opponent, ultimately sealing the victory and claiming the ATP Finals title.
Adding to his illustrious record, Djokovic’s triumph brought his overall performance in the ATP Finals title round to an impressive 7 wins out of 9 appearances. Throughout his career, he has secured titles in 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014, 2015, and most recently in 2022 and 2023.
Reflecting on his outstanding season, Djokovic expressed his satisfaction with his performance, stating, “It’s one of the best seasons I’ve had in my life, no doubt.” He acknowledged the tactical adjustments he made compared to his previous match against Sinner during the group stage and credited his phenomenal week of tennis.