News ID: 325522
Published: 1049 GMT November 21, 2022

Djokovic ties another record, extends ‘Big Titles’ lead

Djokovic ties another record, extends ‘Big Titles’ lead

Novak Djokovic celebrates with the ATP Finals trophy in Turin, Italy, on November 20, 2022.

ATP TOUR – Novak Djokovic continues to etch his name in the record books. The Serbian tied Roger Federer's record of six Nitto ATP Finals titles on Sunday in Turin.

The 35-year-old again extended his lead in the 'Big Titles' race when he defeated Casper Ruud 7-5, 6-3 in the championship match at the Pala Alpitour. He now owns 65 'Big Titles', which are trophies at a Grand Slam championship, the Nitto ATP Finals, an ATP Masters 1000 tournament or an Olympic singles gold medal.

Djokovic owns six more 'Big Titles' than any other player in history, with longtime rival Rafael Nadal (59) his closest competitor. Outside of Djokovic, Nadal and Federer (54), no other player holds more than 30 of the prestigious crowns (Pete Sampras, 30).

The Serbian first triumphed at the year-end championships in 2008, when the tournament was called the Tennis Masters Cup. Djokovic has obliterated the record of biggest gap between first and most recent ATP Finals titles at 14. Before his win Sunday, the previous record belonged to Sampras and Federer, who lifted their first and last season finale trophies eight years apart.

Djokovic triumphed in Turin without losing a set, earning a record $4,740,300 in prize money. He lost just one set en route to the title, claiming victories against Stefanos Tsitsipas, Andrey Rublev, Daniil Medvedev, Taylor Fritz and Ruud.

Djokovic's 'Big Title' win rate holds steady at one trophy for every 3.2 events played (65/209), while Nadal has claimed one for every 3.5 tournaments he has played (59/207). The only other players who have won a 'Big Title' at a greater rate than once per five events played are Federer (4.4, 54/240) and Pete Sampras (4.9, 30/147).


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