Novak Djokovic conquers the ATP Finals and equals the master of the Masters, Roger Federer in titles

Novak Djokovic defeated (7-5, 6-3) this Sunday Casper Ruud in the final of the Masters Cup held at the Pala Alpitour in Turin, champion for the sixth time among the best of the season although for the first since 2015, to equal Roger Federer’s title record.

The one from Belgrade finishes on top in 2022 and as a rival to beat for 2023, despite the fact that he started the year with the unpleasant episode of his deportation in Australia. The 21 ‘big’ champion closed his way undefeated in Turin, with a perfect ATP Finals and almost five million euros of prize.

‘Nole’ knocked down a Ruud in an hour and a half who had his third prestigious final of the year before him, after Roland Garros and the US Open, but again he was left with honey on his lips. The Norwegian had personality and confidence to withstand the aggressiveness from the beginning of his rival, saving three ‘break’ balls.

In the fourth, Djokovic achieved the break, which also gave him the first set (7-5). Without giving options with his serve, the Serb broke on the only ‘break’ ball that he had in the second set (3-1) and, with it, he walked steadily towards reconquering the ATP Finals title.

The Serb equals Federer’s record of six titles and raises again the appointment that brings together the eight best of the season after doing so for the last time in 2015. The Wimbledon champion, who has already won before in Rome on a good clay tour, warmed up in the second part of the season.

He could not play at the US Open, because he was not vaccinated for coronavirus, but before Turin also won in Tel Aviv and Astana, and made the final in Paris-Bercy. Djokovic is once again the “Jackal” and for the next Australian Open he already has permission, with a level that he showed to the youngsters this week that is the same they still have to wait a little longer.

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