Serbia’s Novak Djokovic has defeated Norway’s Casper Ruud 7-5 6-3 to win his fifth event of 2022, and a record-equalling sixth ATP Finals title.
Djokovic beats Ruud, wins ATP Finals title
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.