Novak Djokovic on Verge of Record Seventh ATP Finals Title
Novak Djokovic is just one win away from securing a historic seventh ATP Finals title after a dominant victory over Carlos Alcaraz. The world number one defeated Alcaraz 6-3 6-2 in straight sets, setting up a highly anticipated final against the unbeaten Jannik Sinner in Turin.
Djokovic’s victory over Alcaraz marks his second consecutive win against the Spaniard, having previously defeated him in the final of the Cincinnati Masters in August. Alcaraz, at the age of 20, missed out on the opportunity to become the youngest finalist in the season-ending tournament since Pete Sampras in 1991, failing to convert any of the four break points he engineered.
Djokovic’s Quest for History
If Djokovic emerges victorious in the final, he will claim his seventh ATP Finals title, surpassing the previous record held by Roger Federer. The Serbian tennis star has previously won this prestigious event in 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, and his triumph in 2022.
Standing in Djokovic’s way is Jannik Sinner, the home favorite who has been in exceptional form throughout the tournament. Sinner boasts a perfect 4-0 record, including a three-set victory over Djokovic in the round-robin phase. This win marked Sinner’s first success in four meetings against the 24-time Grand Slam champion.
Sinner Makes History for Italy
Jannik Sinner has already made history by becoming the first Italian to reach the title match at the ATP Finals. The 22-year-old secured his place in the final with a hard-fought 6-3 6-7 (4-7) 6-1 victory over 2020 champion Daniil Medvedev in the semi-finals.
Sinner’s recent performances have been remarkable, as he has won his last six matches against players ranked in the world’s top five. Alongside his victory over Djokovic, Sinner has also defeated Alcaraz, Andrey Rublev, and Medvedev, proving himself as a formidable opponent.
Although Sinner has suffered defeats against Djokovic in the past, including at the 2021 Monte Carlo Masters and Wimbledon in 2022 and 2023, he managed to break that losing streak earlier this week with a thrilling 7-5 6-7 (5-7) 7-6 (7-2) win.