Djokovic wins record seventh ATP Finals title

Novak Djokovic won a record seventh ATP Finals title on Sunday with a dominant victory over Jannik Sinner that marked another milestone in his memorable tennis season.

The Serb, 36, who lost to the Italian in the group stage, avenged that with a 6-3 6-3 win in Turin, Italy.

He has set records in rankings and titles this year and played some of his best tennis against the youngsters – like Sinner – trying to challenge him.

“One of the best seasons I’ve had in my life, no doubt,” Djokovic said.

“It’s very special. To crown it against a hometown hero in Jannik this week is phenomenal,” he added in comments to Amazon Prime.

“Tactically I played differently today than in the group stage against Jannik. Overall, a phenomenal week.”

Before the singles final, there was British success in the doubles when Joe Salisbury and American partner Rajeev Ram retained their title with a straight-set win over Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos.

World number one Djokovic had been tied with Roger Federer on six ATP Finals title wins, but it was clear from the outset in Sunday’s final that he was hungry to take the outright record. (BBC)