Novak Djokovic wins record seventh ATP Finals title after defeating Jannik

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Djokovic celebrates winning the ATP Finals in Turin.


Novak Djokovic won an outright record seventh title at the ATP Finals on Sunday, defeating Jannik Sinner 6-3 6-3 in Turin, Italy.

The victory capped off a stunning year for Djokovic, adding to the grand slam titles he won at the Australian, French and US Opens.

The 36-year-old now begins a record-extending 400th week at the top of the world rankings.

“Playing Sinner tonight in front of his home crowd and the way I finished the tournament and finished the season is amazing,” Djokovic told reporters. “I’m very, very proud of the performance.”

World No. 4 Sinner had beaten Djokovic earlier in the tournament but the Serbian star was comfortably the better player in Sunday’s final.

The 36-year-old Djokovic got the opening break of the match when Sinner pulled a forehand wide and proceeded to win the first set in clinical fashion, dropping just two points on his own serve.

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Djokovic’s standard was as relentless and impressive at the start of the second set, breaking Sinner to love in the first game and narrowly missing out on another break when he clipped the top of the net with a passing shot.

It mattered little in the grand scheme of the match, though Sinner battled hard until the end.

Ultimately, it was a double fault that handed Djokovic the win in an hour and 43 minutes as the Serbian moved past Roger Federer with a record seventh victory in the season-ending tournament.

His dominance against Sinner was built on a superb serving performance, hitting 13 aces and winning 91% of his first-serve points.

Now, the 24-time grand slam champion can begin to turn his attentions to next year’s lofty goals.

“You can win four slams and Olympic gold, let’s see,” Djokovic told reporters. “I have always the highest ambitions and goals, that’s not going to be different for the next year, that’s for sure.

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