In a remarkable display at Turin, Italy, Novak Djokovic clinched an unprecedented seventh ATP Finals title, triumphing over Jannik Sinner in a commanding fashion, cementing another milestone in his illustrious season.
Despite an earlier loss to the Italian in the group stage, the 36-year-old Serbian athlete bounced back fiercely with a resounding 6-3, 6-3 victory.
This win adds to Djokovic’s string of records in rankings and tournament victories this year. His performance against younger talents, like Sinner, attempting to challenge his dominance, showcased some of his finest tennis.
Formerly tied with Roger Federer for six ATP Finals victories, Djokovic made it evident from the onset of Sunday’s final that he aimed to claim the sole record. He swiftly established control, securing an early break and exhibiting almost flawless serving, dropping merely two points to claim the opening set.
The second set commenced with a break in Djokovic’s favor, amplifying his lead and shattering Sinner’s aspirations of becoming the event’s inaugural Italian champion, despite the fervent support from the home crowd.
Sinner managed break-point opportunities in the sixth game of the second set, momentarily pressuring Djokovic’s typically impenetrable serve. However, the 24-time Grand Slam champion swiftly extinguished the threat by compelling errors from his opponent.
While Djokovic missed an opportunity to secure a double break in a rare moment of fallibility, Sinner’s subsequent service game handed victory to Djokovic as the Italian faltered, committing a double fault on Djokovic’s initial match point.