Novak Djokovic ends year as world number one after beating Holger Rune

Novak Djokovic needed one win to end the year as the number one ranked men’s player

Novak Djokovic secures an unprecedented eighth world number one ranking after defeating Holger Rune at the ATP Finals, held in Turin, Italy.

The 24-time Grand Slam champion clinched a hard-fought victory of 7-6 (7-4) 6-7 (1-7) 6-3 in his opening Green Group match, extending his winning streak to 19 matches.

Djokovic, at 36, triumphed in three Slams in 2023, setting a new record for major titles, and is now aiming for his seventh ATP Finals title, anticipating breaking Roger Federer’s record.

Reflecting on the intense match, Djokovic remarked, “It took everything. I thought he played great. I played great in some moments. A win is a win.”

Jannik Sinner plays a forehand

Jannik Sinner has won four titles on the ATP Tour this season

Additionally, home favorite Jannik Sinner secured a triumph over Stefanos Tsitsipas, emerging victorious with a 6-4 6-4 scoreline, adding to his impressive performance this season.

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