Novak Djokovic will compete at the ATP Finals for the 16th time in the previous 17 years
A 23-time Major winner Novak Djokovic will compete at the ATP Finals for the 16th time in the previous 17 seasons since 2007! Novak defeated Taylor Fritz in the Cincinnati quarter-final, earning enough points to join Carlos Alcaraz in Turin.
Novak is 36-5 in 2023. While there are players with more wins than the Serb, he has been a player to beat at Majors, lifting two trophies and losing the Wimbledon final against the Spaniard. Novak has collected 6305 ATP points this year, 5200 at Majors!
The Serb kicked off the season with back-to-back titles in Adelaide and Melbourne. Novak secured his tenth Australian Open trophy with a 6-3, 7-6, 7-6 triumph over Stefanos Tsitsipas, joining Rafael Nadal on 22 Major crowns.
Djokovic missed Indian Wells and Miami and returned to action in Monte Carlo, struggling to play at his best before Rome. The Serb reached the semi-final at Foro Italico and saved his best tennis for Roland Garros.
Novak Djokovic will play at the ATP Finals in November.
Chasing the record-breaking 23rd Major crown, Novak ousted Karen Khachanov, Carlos Alcaraz and Casper Ruud to celebrate in Paris for the third time and write history books.
Djokovic defeated Ruud 7-6, 6-3, 7-5 in over three hours. Novak overcame a break deficit in the first set and claimed it in the tie break. The Serb served well in the rest of the clash and broke the rival in the third set’s closing stages to emerge at the top.
Djokovic did not play any pre-Wimbledon event, heading to London as the title favorite. The Serb prevailed over Hubert Hurkacz in the fourth round and toppled Andrey Rublev and Jannik Sinner en route to the final.Carlos Alcaraz awaited Novak in a blockbuster clash and denied the Serb’s 24th Major title with a 1-6, 7-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-4 victory in four hours and 42 minutes.
Djokovic gave everything against the younger opponent, forcing a decider but missing his chances. It was Novak’s last tournament ahead of Cincinnati, skipping Toronto and recharging batteries ahead of the US Open. Djokovic will play in the Cincinnati semi-final following triumphs over Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, Gael Monfils and Taylor Fritz, remaining on the title course and punching the ATP Finals ticket for the 16th time.
Novak is the defending champion in Turin, celebrating his sixth title last year and joining Roger Federer at the top of the list. Djokovic is 46-17 at the ATP Finals, reaching 11 semi-finals in the previous 15 appearances.