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Novak Djokovic beats Jannik Sinner to win seventh ATP Finals title, capping season for world number one

Novak Djokovic claimed his seventh title with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Jannik Sinner at the ATP Finals in Turin, Italy, on Sunday. A record was set.

The victory capped an amazing year for Djokovic and added to his already impressive list of Grand Slam titles at the Australian, French and US Opens.

The 36-year-old has now reached 400 consecutive weeks at the top of the world rankings.

“I played against Sinner tonight in front of his home fans and I finished the match and the season in an amazing way,” Djokovic told reporters. “I’m very, very proud of this performance. “

The fourth-ranked player had beaten Djokovic in the previous match, but in Sunday’s final the Serbian star emerged as the better player as he cruised to victory.

In Cincinnati, the 36-year-old Djokovic hit a forehand first, successfully broke serve and gained the opening advantage of the game. He won the first set with coolness and composure, losing only two points on his serve.

Djokovic was equally impressive at the start of the second set, breaking Sinner’s serve in the first game and hitting a shot when he nearly missed a break chance. Mark the overhead pass.

While Sinner held on until the very end, it didn’t matter to the grand scheme of this match.

In the end, Djokovic won in 1 hour and 43 minutes due to a double fault by his opponent. The Serbian player made history in the season-ending tournament, surpassing Roger Federer with his seventh win.

His dominance over Sinner was based on his excellent serving performance, hitting 13 aces and scoring 91% of his points on first serve.

For now, the 24-time Grand Slam champion can start focusing on his big goals next year.

“Let’s see if you can win four Grand Slams and an Olympic gold medal,” Djokovic told reporters: “I have always had the highest ambitions and goals, and next year will be no exception, that’s for sure. “

I still have a strong drive, my body has always been healthy, listening to me and working for me. I have a great team around me. That drive is still there, especially for the most important championship in sport, and it keeps pushing me forward.

The Paris Olympics will make for a very busy summer season next year, with French Open and Wimbledon already rumored, Djokovic said, although he is still on the field to beat a new generation of outstanding young players – Wimbledon champion Carlos Sinner , but he has no plans to retire. In addition, Alkaraz and Danish star Holger Rooney will also affect the situation in the summer competition.

He said: “As long as I can beat my competition on the big stage, I will keep moving forward, because if I can still win the top honors, why stop there?”

If they start attacking me, I will consider leaving professional tennis for a short time or even permanently.

Djokovic will try to break his record of 10 tournament titles at the Australian Open and try to refresh his men’s historical record of 24 Grand Slam titles.

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