Novak Djokovic capped off a phenomenal year with a commanding win at the ATP Finals in Turin, securing his seventh title in the prestigious tournament. The victory marked his fourth consecutive ATP Finals title, surpassing the records of tennis legends Roger Federer and Pete Sampras.
Djokovic’s triumph in Turin was the culmination of an extraordinary 2023, during which he clinched three Grand Slam titles – the Australian Open, French Open, and US Open. This accomplishment made him the first male player since Rod Laver in 1969 to simultaneously hold all four Grand Slam singles titles.
The Serbian’s latest feat further solidified his status as one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Djokovic now boasts 24 Grand Slam singles titles and holds the record for spending the most weeks (373) at No. 1 in the ATP rankings, showcasing his unparalleled dedication, athleticism, and tactical brilliance.
In the final against Jannik Sinner, Djokovic asserted his dominance early by breaking Sinner’s serve in the fourth game of the opening set. The Serbian maestro displayed unwavering control, comfortably serving out the set and maintaining his command in the second.
Djokovic’s dominance was evident in a remarkable streak of 14 consecutive points from the final game of the first set to the third game of the second. Despite Sinner’s resilience and a valiant effort to hold serve in the seventh game, Djokovic’s strategic brilliance and consistency proved decisive, leading to a disappointing loss for Sinner due to a double fault.
Meanwhile, in the doubles event, Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury successfully defended their ATP Finals title, securing a convincing 6-3, 6-4 victory over Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos. The US Open champions maintained an unbeaten record in Turin, extending their winning streak to 10 matches and retaining their status as doubles specialists.
Despite the loss, Granollers and Zeballos missed the opportunity to claim the top spot in the year-end world rankings, as Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek, their eliminated Green Group opponents, retained their position at the summit.