Novak Djokovic has secured his 16th appearance at the ATP Finals
Novak Djokovic has secured his 16th ATP Finals berth, heading to Turin as the defending champion. Novak will take the ATP throne from Carlos Alcaraz after the US Open, starting another reign on the ATP throne and preparing the ultimate year-end no.
1 battle versus the Spaniard in the upcoming months. Djokovic is the fourth player with 16 ATP Finals berths on his tally, joining Jimmy Connors, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Novak is the defending champion at the elite ATP event, celebrating his sixth title last November 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 and always standing among the title favorites. The Serb qualified for his first ATP Finals in 2007, missing the event only once in the last 17 years due to an injury.
Novak is 44-5 in 2023, adding more no. 1 weeks to his tally and hoping to reach a remarkable number of 400 soon.While there are players with more wins than the Serb this year, 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 before the US Open, 5200 at Majors! Djokovic will compete in the US Open quarter-final versus Taylor Fritz, hoping for another win and a place in the last four. 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 for the 16th time in November.
Chasing the record-breaking 23rd Major crown, Novak ousted Karen Khachanov, Carlos Alcaraz and Casper Ruud, celebrating in Paris for the third time and writing history books.
Djokovic defeated Ruud 7-6, 6-3, 7-5 in over three hours in the title clash, prevailing in the crucial moments to embrace a massive celebration. Djokovic did not play any pre-Wimbledon event, heading to London as the title favorite.
The Serb took down 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. Novak and Carlos met again in the Cincinnati final, turning it into an epic duel. Djokovic prevailed 5-7, 7-6, 7-6 in three hours and 49 minutes, lifting his 39th Masters 1000 crown and chasing another notable one in New York this week.