A ruthless Novak Djokovic destroyed location favourite Jannik Sinner to triumph the ATP Finals rubric for a grounds seventh clip connected Sunday – reaching yet different milestone successful his unthinkable career.
The 36-year-old Serb lost to location favourite Sinner earlier successful the week successful the radical stage, but exacted revenge with a sublime show to assertion a 6-3 6-3 victory.
A sell-out assemblage successful Turin's Pala Alpitour had hoped to cheer the 22-year-old Sinner to the biggest rubric of his vocation but Djokovic was simply successful a antithetic league.
The satellite fig 1 dropped lone 2 points connected service successful a flawless opening acceptable and erstwhile helium had breached Sinner's service successful the 4th crippled it was mostly one-way traffic.
At 1 constituent Djokovic won 14 points successful a enactment against a subordinate ranked 4th successful the satellite earlier Sinner concisely slowed the march of the 24-time Grand Slam champion.
Sinner avoided going a treble interruption of service down arsenic Djokovic amazingly failed to marque a regular passing changeable and Sinner past had points to interruption backmost successful the sixth crippled but could not person either of them.
Djokovic besides failed to person interruption points that would person fixed him a 5-2 pb arsenic a fewer errors crept into his game.
The assemblage tried their champion to energise their antheral but Djokovic moved connected towards triumph and a Sinner treble responsibility ended the contest. Djokovic moves past Roger Federer to basal unsocial arsenic the astir palmy subordinate successful the tournament's history.
His triumph concludes an idiosyncratic play successful which helium won 3 of the 4 Grand Slam titles and seized backmost the satellite fig 1 spot from Carlos Alcaraz and worryingly for the chasing battalion helium volition caput into 2024 looking arsenic ascendant arsenic ever.
"This is precise special," Djokovic, who was joined by his children Stefan and Tara, said connected court.
"One of the champion seasons I've had and to crown it against Jannik who has been playing truthful good is phenomenal.
“The mode Carlos [Alcaraz] and Jannik person been playing I had to measurement it up.”
Djokovic besides outclassed Spain’s Alcaraz successful Saturday’s semi-finals though his spot successful the past 4 had been successful uncertainty aft his constrictive nonaccomplishment to Sinner successful 1 of the matches of the year. Ironically, it was Sinner’s consequent decision of Holger Rune that kept Djokovic live astatine the year-ender.
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