Serbia’s former number one tennis player Novak Djokovic has won the ATP Finals title for the sixth time. He won the title by defeating Casper Ruud of Norway 7-5, 6-3 in the final match played in Turin, Italy on Sunday.
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In addition, Djokovic equaled the record of former Swiss tennis great Roger Federer by winning six ATP Finals titles. Djokovic has won this title after seven years. Earlier, he had also won this title in 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Along with winning this title, Djokovic remained unbeaten this season. He also got the biggest pay-cheque in tennis. He got Rs 38.78 crore as reward. Now Djokovic will start the next season with the Australian Open. Last year, he was not allowed to play this tournament due to visa reasons. However, according to media reports, they may be allowed this year.
Djokovic defeated Ruud 7–5, 6–3 in the final of the ATP Finals. In the first set, Ruud gave a tough fight to Djokovic. However, 21-time Grand Slam winner Djokovic easily defeated Ruud in the second set. Djokovic, 35, is the oldest player to win the title. After winning the title, he said that this journey was not easy for him. Earlier Djokovic defeated Daniil Medvedev of Russia in the semi-finals. The match went to three sets.
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After a year of highs and lows, Djokovic ended the year on a positive note. He said that now he will take a break for a few weeks. This year was a bit difficult because he had to get permission to go anywhere. However, he is happy now. In terms of winning the most Grand Slams, Djokovic is second only to Spain’s Rafael Nadal. Nadal has 22 Grand Slam titles. If Djokovic plays in the Australian Open, he will try to match this record.