Nole is the 2022 Nitto ATP Finals champion!
Novak Djokovic produced a formidable efficiency on Sunday to carry the Nitto ATP Finals trophy as an undefeated champion, following a 7-5, 6-3 overcome third seed Casper Ruud within the title match.
The 35-year-old Serbian star captured his sixth season finale crown, which matches Roger Federer’s match document. It’s his 91st profession title, and fifth in 2022.
In a high-class closing, Novak was sharp from the primary to the final level. He transformed his fourth break level probability within the twelfth sport of the opening set to interrupt Ruud’s resistance. The second break got here within the fourth sport of the second set and 5 video games later Djokovic raised his arms excessive in celebration after closing out the victory with an ace.
The 21-time main champion is now 4-0 in profession H2H conferences in opposition to the Norwegian. The ultimate contest on the Pala Alpitour lasted one hour and 32 minutes.
“There have been a whole lot of nerves, significantly in that 30/30 level at 5-3 within the second set,” Djokovic stated. “You must keep centered all the match. The momentum can shift to the opposite facet in a short time. I missed a few forehands within the final sport once I was serving for it. I had nerves, however I’m actually grateful to have the ability to serve the match out. I had an enormous ace to shut out. Seven years [since winning this title] has been a very long time. On the similar time, the truth that I waited seven years makes this victory even sweeter and even larger.”
Match statistics: aces (9-6), double faults (0-1), winners (31-17), complete factors gained (64-48).
With the win, Novak has gained 1,500 Pepperstone ATP rating factors.
Although he missed six outstanding occasions this season on account of COVID-19 entry guidelines (Australian Open, Indian Wells, Miami, Montreal, Cincinnati, US Open), Djokovic gathered a W/L document of 41-7, and gained his twenty first Grand Slam title at Wimbledon.
Nole will finish the yr because the world no.5, with 4,820 factors. He has a powerful probability at passing Carlos Alcaraz early within the 2023 season, because the nine-time Australian Open titlist just isn’t defending factors in Melbourne.