Novak Djokovic ended an eventful season by winning a record-equaling sixth ATP Finals crown. He defeated Casper Ruud in the final in straight sets 7-5, 6-3.
The 21-time Grand Slam champion finished the year on a strong note. After receiving the news that he will be allowed to compete at next year’s Australian Open, Djokovic doubled the happiness for himself and his well-wishers by lifting his first ATP Finals title in 7 years.
After winning his seventh Wimbledon title in July, Djokovic won the Tel Aviv Open and the Astana Open. Before the ATP Finals, Djokovic came up short in the finals of the Paris Masters against Holger Rune. Certainly a brilliant end to the season for the 35-year-old.
He put out an emotional message across his social media handles, thanking his wife and kids, his family, his team, his sponsor, and his fans for supporting him throughout a turbulent year. The Serbian legend wrote:
“To my wife & children, family, team, sponsors, fans, everyone who stuck with me this year .. the journey has been challenging & we’ve endured a great deal together. I’m humbled by your support & grateful that it got us to this moment. Thank you from the bottom of my heart 🙏🏼❤️🏆”
All of Novak Djokovic’s previous ATP Finals triumphs
Novak Djokovic is currently tied with Roger Federer with the most number of ATP Finals titles. He also became the oldest player to win the season-ending title.
Djokovic won the ATP Finals title for the first time in 2008 by defeating Nikolay Davydenko in the final. He defeated the two-time defending champion Federer in the finals of the 2012 edition to win the coveted title for the second time. The former world No. 1 won the ATP Finals for the next three years straight.
In 2013, he defeated Rafael Nadal to win the crown. Djokovic won the title in 2014 when Federer withdrew from the final. This marked the first walkover in the event’s final. In 2015, Djokovic met Federer, and this time, the match ended with a score of 6-3, 6-4 in favor of the Serbian.
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