Djokovic beats Ruud, wins ATP Finals title
November 20, 2022 / 9:15 pm
Novak Djokovic has claimed a record-equalling sixth ATP Finals title by beating the third-seeded Casper Ruud to top a fantastic finish to the season for the Serb.
Djokovic won 7-5 6-3 on Sunday to secure his first title at the event since 2015 and match Roger Federer’s record.
The 35-year-old Djokovic, who had lost his two previous finals at the event, raised his arms out and smiled broadly after sealing the match with an ace.
Djokovic became the oldest champion at the prestigious year-end tournament and also earned the largest payday in tennis history as he walked away with $4.7 million ($A7.1m) for claiming the ATP Finals trophy undefeated.
It was Ruud’s fourth defeat in a major championship match this year after also losing finals at Miami, Roland Garros and the US Open. Ruud has never won a set against Djokovic in four meetings.
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Novak Djokovic (pic) has beaten Casper Ruud in straight sets to win his sixth ATP Finals title. (AP PHOTO)