Nitto ATP Finals 2022 : Djokovic wins the Masters and joins Federer!

The Serb outlasts Casper Ruud (7-5, 6-3) and wins his 6th Masters tournament

Novak Djokovic is ending his year in style in Turin. This Sunday evening, he beat Norwegian Casper Ruud in the final of the Masters after two sets won 7-5, 6-3, in 1 hour and 34 minutes. With this new title, he equals Roger Federer in the number of Masters titles won (6).

The Serbian had been looking unwell for several days with shaky hands, headaches and fatigue, but in the end he was just as conquering as usual. After a huge 36-shot rally in which Ruud pushed him to the limit, Djokovic had a match point. The only one, because on it, Nole slammed an ace to win his 6th Masters title as well as a good dose of decompression. All this while finishing the competition undefeated. Hats off to him.

Djokovic quickly began a phase of domination in which he managed to shake the Norwegian on his serve games. Two break points, but the Serb doesn’t convert them and the match becomes more balanced. The two men seem to be heading for a tie-break, with a good Djoko, but not at his best, and a resistant Casper. Except that at 6-5, 30-30 on Ruud’s serve, Novak does Novak, accelerates and gets his third break point of the set. This time, he made it happen, won the first set and then let out his rage to win.

In the second set, the former world number one once again quickly put his foot down. But this time, it was a great Novak. Balance, rhythm, power, precision and the right areas, everything is there, everything is perfect. He regales the public with high-voltage points, breaks at 2-1 and shows his ardour more than ever. For a few games, however, the madness begins to fade and the winning of games becomes less and less obvious and the points are tight. But in the end, the Serb proved to be solid, keeping his break until the match was over.

Novak equals Roger

It was one of the last points that the Serbian had not yet matched or surpassed the Swiss legend. With his sixth Masters title, Novak Djokovic now sits alongside Roger Federer as the tournament’s most successful player. In another major achievement, Djoko became the oldest Masters winner at 35. He breaks the previous record, which also belonged to Federer, who won against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in 2011 at the age of 30.

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