Novak Djokovic Ties With Roger Federer With 6 ATP Finals Titles
PARIS, FRANCE- MAY 28, 2015: Eight times Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic during second round match at Roland Garros 2015 in Paris, France — Photo by zhukovsky

Novak Djokovic won the ATP Finals Title in Turin, beating Casper Ruud and equaling Roger Federer’s record of 6 ATP Finals titles.

Djokovic secured his win against Ruud 7-5 6-3, his first title since 2015.

“Seven years has been a long time,” Djokovic said. “At the same time, the fact that I waited seven years makes this victory even sweeter and even bigger.”

“A lot of nerves … I missed a couple of forehands in the last game when I was serving for it. I had nerves, but I am really grateful to be able to serve the match out. I had a big ace to close out.”

He also became the oldest champion to win the ATP Title and he has also earned the biggest payday with a $4.7 million prize money.

After his match, he said: “I made him run, made him play.”

“I was looking to be very aggressive and it worked great. I am really pleased with the performance.”

As for Ruud, it was his fourth major loss for the year. He also came in the runner-up position in the US Open.

“In the end, it’s been disappointing to end up losing these big finals,” Ruud said. “

“Overall, if you gave me an offer to end the year at No. 3, play the finals that I’ve played, at the 1st of January this year I would probably sign the contract right away. No doubt about it.”

“It gives me motivation and a hunger to maybe next time – if I ever get to another final like this – I hope I can learn from what I have done this year and not been able to do and see how it goes.”

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