The champion of the Nitto ATP Finals, after a seven-year break, is Novak Djokovic again.
Nole faced Casper Ruud in the final match, against whom he has a 100% win rate. The Serbian was taking part in the final of this tournament for the eighth time, while it was the first-ever final here for the Norwegian.
Despite his loss to Nadal, Ruud played the group stage and semi-finals at a high level, so it was expected that he would provide a decent match for Novak.
Djokovic took his chances early on and had double breakpoints, but Casper Ruud fought back with good serves. In the eighth game, he had to save another breakpoint.
The scenario was still equal. The players were careful with their service games. Until in the most responsible game, where Casper was serving for the tiebreaker, Nole still managed to brake him and won 7-5.
The turning point in the second set was the fourth game, where Casper Ruud failed from service. Nole was not going to give up the advantage anymore and close the second set at the expense of one break.
Finally, 7:5, 6:4. Djokovic won the match thanks to high class and the most crucial episodes.
Novak Djokovic rewrote tennis history once again. He won the ATP Finals for the sixth time, equalling the record of Roger Federer.
In addition, he became the owner of the largest prize fund. Since Novak became the undefeated champion, he was awarded a total of $ 4 700 000.
In the 2022 season, Novak Djokovic won five titles: Rome Masters, Wimbledon, Tel Aviv, Astana, and ATP Tour Finals.