The Master is always him, Novak Djokovic. The Serbian wins the final of the ATP Finals in Turin in 1 hour and 43 minutes, beating Jannik Sinner with a double 6-3 in a match without history in which the Serbian made practically nothing mistakes and only conceded two break points to his opponent ( however canceled with the service).
For Djokovic it is yet another record: it is his seventh Masters Tournament (now the ATP Finals, first the Masters). Nobody like him.
Djokovic was too strong on the court today: perfect, continuous, unplayable on serve for a set and a half, impeccable shots and capable of taking and returning all the balls that Sinner threw. Regardless of the angle and power of the blows. One such excessive power that it silenced the public itselfwhich exploded for the first time with a roar almost in relief only at 6-3 3-2 for Djokovic when the Serbian committed one of the very rare gratuitous errors of his match.
Compared to the player the blue had beaten in the group stage, today’s was in another category. Already yesterday in the semi-final with Carlos Alcaraz he demonstrated that, if he is in condition, he is the world number 1 and the two destined to take over – if and when Djokovic wants to hand it over – still have to work. If Alcaraz still seems to have reached the top at twenty years old, Sinner is continually growing and the final of the Masters Tournament is proof of the progress made by this player. The ATP Finals in Turin, in fact, deliver to the world of tennis and to Italy an absolute champion ready to stand on the tennis podium.
In this tournament, in fact, Sinner beat Djokovic for the first time in his career and world no.3 Medvedev for the third consecutive time. An unprecedented test of strength in which only the last shot was missing. But in front of him there was still the greatest tennis player of all time who had no intention of losing twice in a row to the same opponent in a tournament. It had never happened and it didn’t happen this evening either.
Thursday Sinner and Djokovic return to the court representing Italy and Serbia in the Davis Cup against Holland and England respectively. If their national teams pass the round, the two could find themselves facing each other for the third time in the space of 10 days